As the Surprisal competition entries came flooding in, we spent a lot of time reading through them. All of a sudden, there it was. Cupid well and truly barged in on our judging with his chubby little arms, and smacked us square round the head with his arrow.
Take a bow, Mr X (or Doug, Bob, Pierre, Marcelle and every other fake name you’ve been given in the run up to the big reveal). Mr X’s nearly-proposal story had me in tears. Don’t tell anybody as I’m well versed in keeping my emotions in check. Mr X’s story, however, sent me over the edge.
Sorry guys, but I can’t give you too much background information on the story – well, not until tomorrow anyway. If you’ve been listening to Mike and Chelsea in the morning on Key 103, then you’ll pretty much know the background story. Miss X has been kept well away from the radio, but Mr X was well and truly busted by her best mate. She’s now well in on it, but has managed to keep the surprisal…well…a surprisal.
You’ve got to love Mr X. I get the impression that he entered the competition thinking he would win a romantic candlelit dinner or similar with a beautiful engagement ring from fine jewellers Randalls of Altrincham. Well I guess one out of two aint bad! We took his idea and ran with it until we’d over-awed him with the Wreck My Dress Experience!
Key 103 let Manchester run wild with ideas of how Mr X could propose and turn this experience into the most spectacular surprise proposal ever seen, that would be filmed with a view to creating an epic internet video that will hopefully go viral. Needless to say the good people of Mancunia did not disappoint. We have arranged the most outstanding spectacle that Manchester City Centre will ever experience…the Wreck My Dress Experience.We have dancers, stilt-walkers, fire eaters, dragons, white doves, confetti, celebs, ballet dancers, singers and much more. If you’re around Manchester City Centre tomorrow morning, we’d love you to come along and join in the celebrations. There’s only really one thing left that we need…and that’s a ‘YES’ from Miss X.
So this is right where we are now. All planned and ready to rock-n-roll. Literally.
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