A fictional tale of dances from the 1900s-2010s
Part 2 – Dance can Change the World, the 1910s
Bom Tergeron was looking very handsome, dapper and fine, as usual, as he prepared for the Vampire Olympic Semi Finals.
“Welcome to our 3000 Vampire Olympic Semi Finals,” shouted Bom as the audience and judges took their seats.
Let’s welcome back our 4 remaining teams:
- Diary of the Mad Vamps, at the top of the leaderboard with 30 points!
- Turd Blue, tied for 2nd place with 29 points
- Mutant Weirdoes, also tied for 2nd place with 29 points
- Butchers & Bakers, at the bottom of the leaderboard with 28 points
Tonight’s competition will be very exciting! Each team has 3 challenging tasks in order to move to the Finals:
- Use their best spell or potion to Glamour the team into St. Louis 1910, the day before the 10th year competition
- After they arrive in 1910 St. Louis, have their dancers perform an authentic dance from 1910, wearing the same costume fashions of that era. The Best Dance routine can earn an extra 2 points and give the Team 32 points total instead of 30. After the dance competition each team can change back into their 3000 year fashions.
- Then each team will use a combination of their best glamour dances, spells, potions and ability to see past & future events to change a Signification Event in World History.
We have not forgotten about each team’s great ability to use Vampire Defense Skills. So while you are “visiting” that World Event, you might need to claw, scratch and kick your way out of any fights by using your best shape shifters and fighting skills. You will be provided with a special “duplicator” effect that can make it appear that you have thousands or millions of fighters in the event you end up in the middle of a large war or confrontation.
Let’s have each team come up and pick a World Event from the basket that Rook Rurke is holding.
Bom announced the World Events that each Team must change:
- Diary of the Mad Vamps Kill Adolf Hitler
- Turd Blue Prevent Slavery from happening in America
- Mutant Weirdoes Stop World War I
- Butchers & Bakers Prevent the Titanic from Sinking
The audience gasped and booed. They shouted, “It is wrong to kill Hitler for a competition, even after what he did!”
Bom said, “Calm down and relax everyone. This is a temporary “kill” and Adolf Hitler will die as planned in 1945. The competition will only “glamour” the effects of the change in World Events. But caution Teams, if you don’t return the World as is in tomorrow’s Finals, the changes will become permanent!” Also Teams, be very careful as some of the World Changes will temporarily affect Team Members as the events are changed.
The audience was still restless and shouted, “How can it be changed back, if you plan to eliminate one team?”
Bom reassured them that the Special Witch Police team of charming ladies in conjunction with the reigning champions, The Collins, will have more than enough power to reverse the effects made by the team that will be eliminated and not going to the Finals.”
The audience expressed a sigh of relief.
Before we get started on the competition, let’s welcome our special guest musical artist, Celine Dion. The crowd cheered loudly as Celine sang, “My Heart Will Go On” from the 1997 film Titantic.
And the Butchers and Bakers Team could not be happier that Celine was singing the theme song from the movie Titanic. The judges and audience loved Celine’s performance. But there was one fat guy in the audience, who booed and shouted, “Showboating Canadian Hussy!”
Now let’s get started by having each Team glamour into 1910 and prepare to do an authentic dance of that era. Let’s give them 10 minutes to start as the audience and judges plan to glamour to meet them there.
The audience was really enjoying the dance part of the Olympic Competition.
The Diary of the Mad Vamps did a combination of Animal dances like the Kangaroo Hop, the Duck Waddle, The Turkey Trot and the Bunny Hug Dance.
Team Turd Blue did a sensual Gaucho Dance
Mutant Weirdoes played it safe by doing The Grizzly Bear Dance
But the Butchers & Bakers stole the show doing a Cakewalk Dance to Ragtime Music. They had actually glamoured Scott Joplin from the Alternate Universe and had him as their guest musician while they danced.
Bom announced the Team that will earn the 2 extra points for the Dance Competition. It was the Butchers & Bakers! Now Team Butchers and Bakers are tied for 1st place with Diary of the Mad Vamps with a combined score of 30 each.
First up in the Change World Event challenge was the Diary of the Mad Vamps. Batty did a spell to kill Adolf Hitler on April 29, 1945. They glamoured Anne Frank to show the audience how different her life would have been with this historical change. Anne Frank ended up being a successful screen writer who glamoured to different times and places to write scripts for Fran Dresher and many others.
Next up, the Team Turd Blue showed an emotional journey of how ending Slavery affected both Africa and the US. They gave presentations on how it affected the racial populations of each country. Also they had the audience turn to look at the Butchers & Bakers during the presentation. They pointed out how their look was temporarily changed to affect their hair, outfits and jewelry. Pelvis got the audience laughing as he joked how Big Daddy now looked like King Jaffe Joffe and Granny looked similar to Queen Aeoleon from the movie, Coming to America.
Then the Mutant Weirdoes demonstrated the affects of World War 1 never happening. They summoned Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, his wife Sophie and their children to give a special presentation on how the War affected their family. The Team also showed an Alternate Version of the World where Ferdinand and Sophie lived past the year 1914. The crowd loved this special presentation.
Team Butchers & Bakers were the last to present their Challenge of Saving the Titantic. They summoned all 1,514 survivors of the Titantic as the DTSDS band plays an encore of “My Heart Will Go On.” In addition to the 1,514 Titantic Survivors, they glamoured the entire ship onto the stage in its pre-wrecked condition. Then they summoned all actors from the 1997 movie as well as US President Thomas Woodrow Wilson. The crowd went wild and gave them a 10 minute standing ovation!
Bom is back to announce the team that will be eliminated before the Finals.
All of our Teams did a great job and here are the results of the judges’ scores and audience votes.
Rook then says, “We have 2 couples in the Bottom 2 this evening. Please welcome Teams Turd Blue and The Diary of the Mad Vamps!”
Both Teams stand in the red light of Doom. Bom continues, on this day in the year 1910, the following team will leave the competition. The team with the lowest score and now leaving the Vampire Olympics is:
Long pause while the drums play a heartbeat.
Team Mutant Weirdoes!
Bom and Rook ask the Team to come to the stage. Rook asks, “What will be your favorite memory of this competition?” Wiz speaks for the group and says his favorite part was turning into a werewolf and kicking ass during on the battlefield.” Bom said, “Let’s give them one last dance as they perform The Grizzly Bear.” The crowd cheers and claps.
But Snookie is rolling her eyes at the remaining competitor and taunts, “We are going to kick your sorry asses at the Vampire Olympic Final Showdown in St. Louis!”
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Don’t miss Part 5 (Dances of the 1940s) coming soon.
If you could go back and time and change an Event in World History, which event would you change and why?