... but it's a true story
Over at Kalle Stöckle's place on Saturday for his "Legendary Courtyard Festival", with Axel and Sylvie Schmitt providing the wine, Thomas Heinicke from Schloss Sörgenloch dishing up classy food from an open-air kitchen and a pretty good jazz/funk/blues band getting everyone up on their feet.
The big (dis?)advantage of wireless mikes, of course, is that there's no corner of the courtyard that the singer can't get to cajole folks to their their feet or put their hands together.
(I always tell them to sod off/that I have a criminal record of GBH resulting from my attempts at dancing/ I'll whack them with the stick that I need to get around until I get a hip replacement)
One couple was being pretty passive, so over she prances with "I want you to put your hands together!"
To which the wife says in a low voice "He would, but he's paralysed".
I thought I heard the girl say "Oh, shit", but I'm not sure.
I hope it constrains her future excursions into the crowd.
Here's a few ditties appropriate to the occasion, anyway.
Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman from Almost Famous
Clap your hands! - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The shape you're in - Eric Clapton from Money and cigarettes
Clap Hands - Tom Waits from Rain Dogs
The Clap - Yes from The Yes Album