IADT to project graduates’ films and art onto Dún Laoghaire’s LexIcon library
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Megan Burns

Wicklow villages get the Disney treatment as filming for ‘Disenchanted’ officially gets underway
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Sarah Finnan

#MattieBan: Matt LeBlanc reacts to the Irish uncle memes
#MattieBan: Matt LeBlanc reacts to the Irish uncle memes

Sarah Finnan

Book gift ideas for every kind of reader
Book gift ideas for every kind of reader

Amanda Kavanagh

Something to do in lockdown? Sort out the photos at home
Something to do in lockdown? Sort out the photos at home

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3 dreamy waterside homes for €200,000 around the country
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Megan Burns

20 beautiful destination restaurants to visit in Ireland this summer
20 beautiful destination restaurants to visit in Ireland this summer

Sarah Finnan

Long Covid: ‘I never expected chronic fatigue and its impact on my family’
Long Covid: ‘I never expected chronic fatigue and its impact on my family’

Jennifer McShane

How to navigate the first tentative steps towards separation and divorce
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Amanda Cassidy

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Image / Editorial

Stage Fright


by Laura George
17th Apr 2014
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The Irish Heineken video that’s going viral.

Performing to an audience is a Marmite sorta thing.? If you would rather die than strut your stuff in front of a crowd, this video clip will literally make your stomach drop a few floors. ?On the other hand, if you love to be in the spotlight, you’re going to wish you’d seen the call to action back in March for hapless people with weird talents.? Here in the office late on Holy Thursday, our party tricks include: 1)The Flaming Belly Button (don’t ask, but it is spectacular), 2) ukulele playing, 3) reciting Dante in Italian and 4) interpretive dance but funnily, we weren’t tempted to show up for the gig.

Far from it. We couldn’t even watch the final product without feeling physically sick. The Fear! And then we wondered what on Earth ended up on the cutting room floor- how many involuntary subjects actually hurled or sobbed when the curtain went up.

Clearly engineered by someone with a pathological mean streak and/or a psych degree, assisted by someone who can write a helluva waiver (these folk thought they were going to perform their hidden talent to a single camera), Stage Fright will make you think twice before you volunteer for anything again.

 

Laura George @lgeorge353

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