Choreographed: Simone Grigorescu
Ahh…one of my favorite numbers that Tom Collins can’t stand. This a great routine Tommy!!! I was returning an item to Circuit City and in the middle of the transaction I heard, “…if I die before I wake, at least in Heaven I can skate…” which was a music video playing on every tv in the store. I told the cashier sorry, but I’ll be right back and ran to the big screen to soak it in. I immediately bought the cd and listened to it NON-STOP for an entire year before my brain worked it out. I was going to be a goofy stuntman (like Super Dave) who attempts to backflip over a brick-wall (an aerobed with pvc legs helped designed by John…he really opened my eyes on how different things could be built and accomplished) and tanks miserably.
I then threw in a monk chant, pulled off the outfit to reveal I had died and gone to heaven with pop out wings. Those would have cost a MINT, and yet John figured a way to do it with metal, and staple clip removers, total material cost under 10 bucks! I flew Simone to MI and choreographed this in 2 days. I always get a good hand at this one, and even performed it on the Elvis Tour.