me about the first time you can remember being thrilled.
1.A to see my father all dressed up
to go out on a Sunday morning. All dressed up in a suit and bowler hat,
white scarf and buttonhole.
been your most frightening thrill ever?
2.A At age 6 I dreamt I was being
chased up our narrow entry by a man with a knife in his hand and was trying
to stab me in the back..
the smallest or slightest thing to have thrilled you?
3.A Country dancing at school. When
Teacher was trying to teach the class a certain step. She said: ‘There
is only one person that understands what I am saying and I shall ask her
to dance with me and show you all.’ She called out my name.
me why you're not a sensible person.
4.A My thoughts
run away with me in conversations and I start to see funny situations.
were you doing the last time you were really bored?
Having flu and trying to watch telly.
the most uninhibited thing you've ever done?
6.A Dressed up as a black minstrel
for a New year party, walking through the street - black face and black
wig, top hat, big yellow bow tie and carrying a banjo.
things have you considered doing for thrill, but were too concerned about
7.A As a child, being in an empty
shop with boxes of sweets on the counter and never dared pinch one.
always dreamt about being a paramedic, driving an ambulance and saving
lives; what about you?
8.A Never had
such heroic thoughts.
To answer these next 14 questions, you should
think about a particular time you were thrilled.
this thrill in a nutshell, in one sentence. (there's time to expand later)
9.A The Wurlitzer
organ came up from the depths of the stage.
and when did it take place?
Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
me a bit about yourself around this time.
11.A Age 16. I’d saved up to
go to the seaside with my family. It was my first holiday and the first
time I’d seen the magnificent ballroom. I’d heard the organ
on the radio.
did the moment arise? Was it planned?
12.A Yes, but
I didn’t know how I would react. It was just magic. I was so thrilled
by it I started to cry.
the sequence of events leading up to your thrill, and how you felt at
each stage. The smallest detail could be important (this is your chance
13.A I and my family all in the ballroom,
the smaller organ on the side of the stage started to go down, and he
was playing the signature tune of the famous organist, Reginald Dixon.
When the Wurlitzer came up playing – the cheers of the crowd.
the exact moment of thrill, how did your mind and body feel?
14.A Tingling in my back.
thoughts were going through your head?
15.A I couldn’t
believe I was actually there.
did you do immediately afterwards?
on the beautiful floor.
were other people important to your thrill?
17.A That Mom
was there so we could talk about it. Mom had tears in her eyes.
do you imagine other people were thinking throughout your thrilling episode?
18.A Everybody was excited, all feeling
people probably don't understand how such a thing can thrill you; explain
it to them.
19.A Yes, I
could. They would be pleased for me.
were certain objects or equipment important to your thrill?
20.A That everything
all happened at the same time.
you've done something like this before, how does the last time compare
to the first time you did it?
21.A Been many times and the experience
is always the same.
If you did it again, what things could
be added or changed to make it even better?
Is there anything you want to add?