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When thinking about the joys that Butlin's have given me and the feeling of being someone of value, I always remember one area that always made me smile. That memory comes from the music being played at the Crazy Horse Saloon in Minehead, Somerwest World.
At the time, the DJ Redcoat was Stephen Mulhern (click to see more about him), who is now a famous celebrity. To this day, he continues to follow his roots with the Redcoats and entertains so many people at the resorts. He was fantastic in the holiday worlds era and is brilliant today still giving so many people smiles.
Here is my memory of my dancing at Butlins and I hope it helps you smile too, can you still do the moves? Thank you Stephen and all the redcoats at this time, you really did help me in ways that made me come out of depression, you truly have all got the spirit of Sir Billy Butlin within you.
We start our memory with a classic.... Superman
The music shown here is in a particular order as we start with this excellent song. As we all raced to the front of the stage, the redcoats would all start the dance moves as all the customers would smile and join in. The dance floor was not full at first but more was coming as the staff behind the bars started to join in. I remember seeing them doing the moves whilst laughing and smiling, it was a great feeling. The moment that got me was the "SUPERMAN" as the redcoats use to go crazy and so did we all!
"I am the music man..."
As the previous song would finish, Stephan would run off to get the next song started and it was going to be another great one. The redcoats would all start the moves as the dance floor started to get busier. Redcoats were on the stage and on the dance at this stage as we all went crazy. Again, I remember the bar staff dancing along to all the moves, which only help create an excellent atmosphere. The best bit was "oggy oggy oi oi" and "HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO "BUTLINS!!" HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO..."BUTLINS!!"
The next song that everyone knew was next...
As you picture my memory of this great time in the Crazy Horse Saloon, you see Stephan run off to put the next song on. The dance floor was now packed with so few now sitting down. The club was absolutely buzzing with a positive feeling as everyone would do the move "AGADOO..." as we all joined in the fun. There was very little staff at this stage doing nothing as they were all at it, creating the Butlins magic! WOW, what a memory as I listen to this now!
The best bit for me....the song I loved to hear..."CONGA!"
In full swing, the customers were very happy as Stephan would say (not exact but near) "Time to get a row, link up as it's time for the Butlin's Conga. Follow the redcoat around the Crazy Horse Saloon" well maybe not the exact words but something like that. The redcoat led the line as off we went to go along the pathways to do the conga "choo choo, the train across the floor" the legs were swinging out and the fun was at the highest level. The bar staff was done a small one also! I remember this very well! :)
OH MY! What a memory of the Hokey Cokey!
We formed a large round circle on the dance floor as this song started, wow, got a tear coming down my face on this memory. As the chorus came on, we all rand into the middle not caring if we tripped as we all laughed. Of course, we added the Butlins magic to the song "Woah, the hokey "BUTLINS!!", wokey Woah, the hokey cokey "BUTLINS!!", Woah, the hokey cokey "BUTLINS!!", Knees bent, Arms stretched, Ra-ra-ra" and then the best bit came...."Ohhhh......wait for it...." and we did until "Woah, the hokey "BUTLINS!!", wokey Woah, the hokey cokey "BUTLINS!!", Woah, the hokey cokey "BUTLINS!!","
It was time for timewarp
At this stage the redcoats must have been knackered as the time warp started, the customers wanted more! and I was one of them. There was no one sitting down at this stage, the whole club was is the positive vibe and the feeling of Sir Billy Butlin was in the room. Wow, I am loving these memories a great deal. I am so very, very thankful to all the redcoats and staff at Butlins for what they did here. "LET's DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!" Any redcoats listening to these songs will cannot help themself as they do the dance moves now, I know I am lol!
With all that dancing, it was time to sit down....to another song! "Opps.....upside your head!"
I remember Stephan asking "Can everyone sit in rows on the dance floor and follow the redcoat's moves, it's time for oops upside your head" and off we went as the song started, the hands went up and started to clap, side to side, we all just had so much fun as everyone knew the song so very well. Can you remember this bit of the fun :)
Of course!!! No dance along can be one without the famous YMCA!
Every one knew the moves to this famous song as every one in the club done the moves. The redcoats, bar staff, the occasional cleaner and even security would do the moves. Just picture it now....the whole club doing the moves now! The feeling in the Crazy Horse Saloon was at an all time high as every one was having so much fun thanks to the name Butlins! You forgot there was an outside world at this stage as you had so much fun!
Not always played but did appear, Star Trekkin...
It had to be done when this played as the song made you feel ready for the fast part.
It was not Saturday Night
Another song that was very popular at the time was this classic song...
We start our memory with a classic.... Superman
I do hope this gave you a smile like it did for me, if you have a music memory you wish to add to this website, please let me know via the messenger or via my group, Butlins Memorabila and Friends
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