The Scout Factor!
Trip Start Jul 19, 2008
9Trip End Aug 03, 2008
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National Icelandic Jamboree, Hamrar, Akureyri
Four words: WHAT WERE WE THINKING?! Emily, Becca and I discovered a shared love of "The Little Shop of Horrors" on our second night of camping on the scenic tour, and ever since then have constantly been singing the three part harmony to the title song. What someone should have told us, however, is that this is fine when we're washing up or wandering around the Jamboree site... but NOT when we're standing on big stage in front of a panel of judges and all the Scouts and Guides who came to watch! We sounded alright, to be fair, and got all our harmonies in tune, it's just that we just stood there and sang, didn't do anything or even have a backing track and I'm sure most people had never heard the song. Oopsie daisy...
We went along to watch the final in the evening (which we were NOT in, haha!), and the winner was "Super Scoute" (Skow-tay), which was basically a big dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" with a guy in a gold top and his belly hanging out, wearing a cape and substituting the word "Thriller" for "Super Scoute"! It was good though, and the group did look like it had worked really hard on it, whereas we'd blatantly just thrown something together last minute. It was supposed to be whole units performing, but this was one of the select few. There were some brilliant soloists, including a guy who played his guitar and sang a beautiful song he'd written for his girlfriend a few months previously, and a guy who played guitar and sang Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours". This was the first time I ever heard this song and I've been in love with it ever since (although I probably ruined it by putting history revision lyrics to it...).
I'm sitting here watching the Scout Factor with Jenny, Jesh and Emily and there's currently an absolutely shocking "enlargement machine" act onstage! We did our song, HAHA, but it was all good fun and a laugh which is what it's all about.
The people onstage introducing the acts are ridiculously annoying! They're putting on stupidly high voices and keep going "la la la la la!" randomly!
There are now two sisters singing and they're really good. I'm not sure what language they're singing in but it's quite lovely. Earlier, there was a glider that did some "tricks". It was really relaxing, as a lot of us lay down in the grass on our backs to watch, and there was really relaxing classical music playing which I think was called "High in the Sky" or something.
The scenic view here in the main arena is absolutely stunning. I've taken plenty of pictures of the mountains and trees behind the stage. It's such a beautiful part of the world, Iceland.