At our recent holiday show at Fitzgerald’s, in Berwyn (Chicago), Illinois, we were surprised and delighted and, frankly, shocked, when members of the audience and some friends from the club actually presented us with lots of figgy pudding. Real figgy pudding. Sheila, from the Fitzgerald’s crew, came out on stage with a massive, beautiful figgy pudding she made herself! As well, boxes and Pyrex bowls poured from some very loyal fans right to the front of the stage. This blew our minds.
For those of you who haven’t seen what inspired these amazing bursts of generosity, toward the end of our holiday extravaganza, we play “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The second verse says, “We want some figgy pudding. We want some figgy pudding. We want some figgy pudding! So bring it right here!” It’s pretty demanding. The next verse says, “We won’t leave until we get some. We won’t leave until we get some. We won’t leave until we get some. So bring it right here! The demand turns threatening. These are actual lyrics. It’s an odd little song. Anyway, of course, no one ever has figgy pudding…until now!
It was a super-duper special moment. One-of-a-kind. Brave Combo wants to thank all involved for being so darn thoughtful and for jumping into our world so willingly and being part of our moment. Fitzgerald’s is the absolute best place on the planet! By the way, figgy pudding is great. Try some. Sheila knows how to make it.