Advantages fantastic show
Disadvantages canvas bags and bears dont dig dancing weaker than the other songs
What do you think of when you hear the name Tim Minchin? A straggly ginger haired Australian comedian with a penchant for eyeliner and dislike for shoes? Minchin fell into comedy somewhat by accident and still thinks of himself as more of a musician than a comedian. His songs cover a wide range of subjects from religious fundamentalism, alternative therapies, his own life to blow up dolls. One thing for certain is that there is never going to be a dull moment during his performance as he brings some glitz and glamour to the stage in his Ready For This 2009 World Tour
The first song of the night was Ready For This, the opening to the show where Tim Minchin comes out to a fanfare or music and flashing lights. Dressed simply in black skinny jeans with handprints on the bum and a white shirt with his trademark heavy eye make up the crowd cheered him onto the stage.
So never under estimate
The power that language imparts
Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can break hearts
A couple of G's G's unless you've had to live it an R and an E Even I am careful with it
An I and an N In the end it will only offend, Don’t wanna have to spell it out again
The next song We Love Jesus introduced some audience participation and we were soon singing along to the tune of “We Love Jesus” and “We Hate Fagots” in a send up of the disgusting Westboro Baptist Church. The song also made an important point about the power of communal singing and ritual, something which the Christians have got a stronghold on but something us atheists should learn how to harness.
Next we had the love song to his wife entitled If I Didn’t Have You which sends up the notion that there is just one special person out there that we are meant to meet. A great one for all of us singles out there who have given up hope of meeting that one special person out there, luckily there are millions of special people out there!
The last song from the first act was an old favourite Canvas Bags a song with a message attached and the title might give you a clue about what the message is.
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