Ava Vidal talks sex, champagne and Sarafina

  • The List
  • 8 October 2012
Ava Vidal talks sex, champagne and Sarafina

First record you ever bought
Tone Loc: 'Funky Cold Medina'.

Last extravagant purchase you made
Nothing. I have teenage children.

First film you saw that really moved you
The Color Purple.

Last lie you told
Can't tell you that.

First movie you ever went on a date to
Sarafina. With a white guy. Awkward.

Last time you cried
This morning.

First thing you do when you’ve got time off work
Drink white wine.

Last great meal you cooked
Jerk chicken. All day. Everyday.

First crush
Bobby Brown.

Last book you read

First great piece of advice you were given
Smile more.

Last time you were star struck
First and only time was when I met Paul Tonkinson.

First thing you’d do if you ran the country
Cancel third world debt.

Last meal on earth - what would it be
Rice and peas and chicken.

First song you’ll sing at karaoke

Last time you exploited your position to get something
When I met a cute guy.

First time you realised you were famous
When I met a guy out of my league and he was still interested.

Last time someone criticised your work
My boyfriend two nights ago. Ex boyfriend.

First three words your friends would use to describe you
Confident, engaging, organised.

Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
Some ugly shoes.

First concert you ever attended
Hi-5 and LoKey.

Last time you bought someone flowers
At the start of this tour. My agent bought me flowers and champagne. I liked that. Feel free to send them to the venue c/o Ava Vidal.

First object you’d save from your burning home
One of the kids I suppose. Not sure which one.

Last funny thing you saw online
A cat on a skateboard

First job
Ticket agent in the West End of London.

Last person you fantasized about
My boyfriend. He had an accident.

First word you spoke

Last crime you committed
My lawyer said to say no comment.

First song at your (potential) wedding
'I Have Nothing'.

Last song at your funeral
'The Show Must Go On'.

First person you’d thank in an award acceptance speech
My agent.

Last thing you recommended to someone
Indian restaurant in East London.

First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep

Tone Loc - Funky Cold Medina (Official Video) [HQ]

Trailer - The Color Purple

the sarafina lords prayer scene

Chumbawamba - Tubthumping

HI-5: Animals

Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing

Queen - 'The Show Must Go On' (Music Video)

Ava Vidal Goes Dutch

Former prison officer Vidal is a fairly appropriate person to talk about the ideas of community and responsibility, which is just what she addresses in her new show.