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Archive for May 6th, 2009

I wonder if, like me, Rod Stewart ever looks in the mirror of a morning and a line from the immortal ‘Maggie May’ pops into his head:
The morning sun when it’s in your face really shows your age.”?

May 18th 2009 is the date set for that raspy-throated icon of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rod Stewart to stride onto the stage at Adeje Golf Club to an anticipated packed audience which will no doubt include a fair smattering of Playa de Las Américas’ tribute acts looking to upgrade their performance to 21st Century Rod.

The tartan scarf and feather cut may have gone (well, the feather cut is debatable) but the charisma and energy are still very much in evidence, even if the wrapping is considerably more sophisticated nowadays.

Tickets cost from €50 but you can get your hands on some freebies if you book into one of the participating hotels and make a weekend of it.

Why not really push the boat out and go for one of the €375 tickets which include pre-concert cocktails and the after party? It’s doubtful if Mr. Stewart himself will be there but you can always grab one of the tribute acts and a photographer and no-one need ever know the difference.

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Call me Mrs Saddo if you must but the prospect of Liam Neeson, Mads Mikkelson and Ralph Fiennes descending on Tenerife to film scenes from an epic Greek Gods movie of Good vs Evil and the power of love to triumph over all is akin to…well, I don’t know, Kings of Leon playing at the Spar on the corner!

It seems nothing less than incredible to me that this awesome scenery hasn’t seen the inside of a major Hollywood movie can since Raquel Welch looked good in a bikini.
It’s high time the world realised what an untapped gold mine Tenerife is for shooting all kinds of genres; from Westerns to Sci Fi and period pieces to rom-coms. Where else can you pretend to be in Arizona, the Caribbean and on the Moon all in the same day? And with the California sunshine and swaying palm trees the stars are going to feel right at home.

If you ask me, it’s nothing short of EXCITING and we should all bump up the anticipation by linking into The Empire Magazine’s on line site and voting on their ‘How excited are you about Clash of the Titans’ poll.

I just voted for ‘looks good, count me in’ and moved the percentage 3 points. At the moment ‘I’d rather eat my own feet’ is leading the board with 46% and needs some concerted effort to shift it.

You have to register before you can vote but it’s a really quick and easy registration. Once you’ve confirmed through email, log into the site, search for ‘Clash of the Titans’ and get back to the vote page. Easy, peasy.

Follow this link and register to vote – you know it makes sense…!

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