… The show must go on
The show must go on, yeah
Inside my heart is breaking
My make-up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on …
Queen, Freddie Mercury, “The Show Must Go On”
But backstage, a swab from the medicine chest to arrest further make-up damage, the smile can come off until his next entrance …
A swipe to protect my young friend’s anonymity – backstage at the Victorian Arts Centre, where, no matter what, the show always went on – though I had to bring down the curtain once, when the audio system ground to a halt. Luckily, the bars were still stocked and the audience didn’t seem too averse to returning to the lobby for a while. Within half an hour the Production team had rigged up a temporary substitute, and we began again, from the beginning.
The Show Must Go On – this week’s “Music in Pictures” Challenge from Autumn in Brugge.