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Crazy Horse Saloon at Butlin's Minehead - Somerwest World

When I think of the joys Butlin's has given me and the feeling of being someone of value, I always remember one area that always made me smile. This memory comes from the music played at the Crazy Horse Saloon in Minehead, Somerwest World.

The DJ at the time was Stephen Mulhern (click here to find out more about him), who is now a famous celebrity. To this day he continues to follow his roots with the Redcoats, entertaining so many people at the resorts. He was fantastic in the days of Holiday World and is still brilliant today, making so many people smile.

Here is my memory of dancing at Butlins and I hope it makes you smile too, can you still do the moves? There was only one negative part of that moment...when it was over!

"Thank you to the Redcoats and all the staff during this time, you really helped me in a way that made me come out of depression, you all really have the spirit of Sir Billy Butlin in you. and know that your hard work has helped so many people".

Black Lace - Superman

The music shown here is in no particular order as we start with this excellent song. The Redcoats would start the fun as they encouraged us to dance the night away. We raced to the dance floor in front of the stage as Superman played. The Redcoats and staff around us started the dance moves as the Sir Billy Butlin spirit had begun. The fun was just beginning and we were all smiling as we danced to the songs we all love. There were Redcoats on the stage, some Redcoats on the dance floor and the bar and shop staff joining in and doing the moves, all of which they had learnt very well.

Black Lace - I am the Music Man

As the previous song finished, Stephan ran off to start the next song and it was going to be another great one. The redcoats on stage continued to make us smile as I remember the bar staff joining in with every move. The next song came on and Stephan ran back on stage just as the song was about to start. It was the moment we shouted "BUTLINS".

The best part was "oggy oggy.... oi oi" and "HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO "BUTLINS!!" HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO..."BUTLINS!!"

Black Lace - Agadoo

While you are imagining my memory of that great time at the Crazy Horse Saloon, you can see Stephan running off to put on the next song. The dance floor was now packed with so few people sitting down. The club was absolutely buzzing with a positive feeling as everyone was doing the moves to "AGADOO..." as we all joined in the fun. There were very few staff doing nothing at this stage as they were all involved in creating the Butlin's magic! WOW, what a memory listening to this now!

Black Lace - Do The Conga

Oh yes, it was the moment when the Redcoats would say "It's time to get in line as we do the conga!", well maybe not their exact words, but close enough. The Redcoats would lead and join the lines at different parts of the conga as we moved around the club. The bar staff would do a little one as we went around the club on the Crazy Horse Saloon tour. The fun was amazing as we all went around the aisles just having a good time. This was by far my favorite song of all and the most fun of all :) Oh..happy days!

Black Lace - Hokey Cokey

We formed a big round circle on the dance floor as this song started, wow, a tear came down my face at this memory. When the chorus came on we all ran to the centre not caring if we tripped as we were all laughing. Of course we added the Butlins magic to the song "Woah, the hokey "BUTLINS!!", wokey Woah, the hokey cokey "BUTLINS!!", woah, the hokey cokey "BUTLINS!!", knees bent, arms outstretched, Ra-ra-ra" and then came the best bit. ..."Ohhhh......wait for it...." and we did until "Woah, the hokey "BUTLINS!!", wokey Woah, the hokey cokey "BUTLINS!!", woah, the hokey cokey "BUTLINS!!","

Black Lace - Timewarp

By this stage the Redcoats must have been exhausted as the time warp began, the customers wanted more! and I was one of them. No one was sitting down at this stage, the whole club was the positive vibe and feeling of Sir Billy Butlin in the room. Wow, I love those memories so much. I am so very, very grateful to all the Redcoats and the staff at Butlins for what they have done here. "LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!" Any Redcoats listening to these songs are not going to help themselves by doing the dance moves now, I know I am lol!

The Gap Band - Oops Upside your head

After all that dancing, it was time to sit down.... for another song! "Opps.....upside your head!"

I remember Stephan asking "Can everyone sit in rows on the dance floor and follow the Redcoat's moves, it's time for oops upside your head" and off we went as the song started, hands went up and started clapping, side to side, we all just had so much fun as everyone knew the song so well. Can you remember that bit of fun :)

Village People - YMCA

Of course! No dance along can be one without the famous YMCA!

Everyone knew the moves to this famous song because everyone in the club was doing the moves. The redcoats, the bar staff, the occasional cleaner and even the security guards would do the moves. Imagine it now .... - the whole club doing the moves! The mood in the Crazy Horse Saloon was at an all time high as everyone was having so much fun thanks to the Butlins name! You forget there is an outside world at this stage, you are having so much fun!

The Firm - Star Trekkin

Not always played, but appeared, Star Trekkin...

You had to do it when it played, as it made you feel ready for the fast part. I remember the Redcoats looking so very tired, but they never wanted to stop the fun as it continued with everyone having the very best time.

Whigfield - Saturday Night

It was not Saturday Night

Another song that was very popular at the time was this classic song. You could not help but do the moves to a song that was so very popular at the time.

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