There’s a theory that we never forget anything.
Everything we’ve ever known is still there, filed away in the dim dark recesses of our memories.
That theory doesn’t explain why the things we need to remember are buried under things we don’t, but this Venn diagram illustrates the problem:
Tickets to Cats were sold out weeks ahead when I was in London in 1992.
The only way to get one was to queue for returns. I was third in line when I got to the theatre at about mid day, hoping for tickets to the 8pm show that evening.
It was worth the wait.
I’ve seen the show three times since then – one in Christchurch, twice in Dunedin and will go again when the Oamaru Operatic Society performs it later this year.
If I had to choose a favourite song from Cats it would be Shimble Shanks the Railway Cat, but Memory, which Susan Boyle sang for her semi final performance in Britain’s Got Talent, is a close second.
Hat Tip Something Should Go Here who showed me it was on YouTube & Barnsley Bill who had a fulelr version.