There can only be one dance..Riverdance with Michael Flatley, which stunned and amazed the world when it was first performed as the ‘interval entertainment’ during a break in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 in Dublin.
It still gives me goosebumps to watch it and to remember the first time I saw it. I was living in Harare, Zimbabwe, and was sitting late one night when everyone else had gone to bed, searching for the Eurovision on our satellite dish. At that time satellite dishes were new to Zimbabwe, our dish was about 6 meters in diameter, and we had to hire a crane to position it behind our garage. We lived on a hill and according to the ‘experts’ at the time, that was the best place to pick up a signal. Picking up a signal had to be done manually with the control, and every time you tried to fine tune the dish, it moved a fraction, and made a noise. Eventually I found a snowy picture , just before the intermission, and watched the very first airing of THE Dance, it might have been a little fuzzy, but the sound was great, and my reaction afterwards was the same as the audience, a very big WOW!
I hope you enjoy this version with the lovely Jean Butler and a very young Michael Flatley, the picture is not a bit fuzzy, unlike my first viewing, but it is still mesmerising.
Where were you when you first saw Riverdance?