This week’s choice is a video taken on the 1984 World Cruise (if memory of everyone serves right): The Lido Fashion Show!
Lido Club is back in action!!!
The Shops On Board QE2 regularly put on Fashion Shows, with the help of the Steiner girls and other cruise staff. The Club Lido Night Time Fashion Show was the only show that took place in the night club (Club Lido) during the 1984 World Cruise, on 22 January 1984 as the QE2 sailed from Curacao. A variation of the show, the Lido Poolside Show took place a few days later on the 28th when QE2 was on passage to Los Angeles.
The hostess of the show was Elaine MacKay, Cunard’s Social Directress on QE2, and it was Stuart Barton, QE2’s venerable DJ during the 80s who introduced the program as he did with most late night cabaret shows in the Lido. He was also responsible for the music and lighting effects. Let’s see, who else is there: Amanda, Julie, Judy, Karen and Helen along with Cheryl Dobinson.
For the dancers it was fairly straight forward but for the shop and Steiner’s staff it was more of a challenge to learn the moves and moves, a source of good fun in the rehearsals. Thankfully nothing went wrong on the night. It was filmed by the photographers on board.
Sit back and watch for yourself what the ladies dreamed of wearing during the cruise and for the formal evening dinners and balls.
The entertainment programs of the 2 days survived:
If you happen to have a video of the poolside show or any other video you’d like to share, we are more than happy to include it in Flagship’s video collection.