Posted by Bombyx Mori on August 4th, 2009
The winners are entry number 2031 on the spreadsheet; merchandise survey completers Steve Kerns and Heather Talbot from Walkden, Manchester. The winning ticket was chosen by Bill, 2031 being the last four digits of the serial number of his train ticket to Manchester.
When told he was the winner, a disbelieving Steve exclaimed ”I’ve never won anything in my life, that can’t be right!”. Once over the initial shock, Steve got it together enough and asked to see the show at The Lowry, Salford, on Sunday 14 June. Post gig, Steve said, “We’ve only really got our breath back from laughing so much – the show was hilarious, and it was great to meet Bill. A true gentleman! Thanks for the opportunity, it was a great show and we were really pleased to meet Bill. Hopefully he didn’t think we were too odd…..”.
Steve is on the right, with Heather next to him. The others are his brother and friend. The bloke without a Bill Bailey poster is Bill Bailey.