Saara: (from the stage at the Hippodrome) I guess you all watched the X-Factor?
I shake my head while everyone else shouts or mutters agreement.
Saara: Did anyone not watch the X-Factor?
My hand is the only one to go up.
Saara: What are you doing here? Did they bring you? (pointing at the couple sitting at the other side of my table)
Me: No, I wanted to see you. I knew about you before the X-Factor.
Saara: (showing greater interest) You knew about me before? How did you know?
Me: From the Hayley Westenra forum.
Saara: The Hayley Westenra forum? Wow, that must have been like... (pause) 2004?
Me: Not quite that long ago.
With that, I was let off the hook, and left in peace to enjoy a brilliant concert
That exchange sounds like it could have gone in a whole different direction, Like when you sit in the front row at a comedy show.
PS. I watched the X factor ONLY because Saara was on it, I saw the various posts about it on HWI. It normally irritates me and I don't want to break my telly throwing junk at it just because the judges are annoying me.