Ashlie: I am so excited about our first gig tonight. Thanks so much for helping with all the instruments.
Stephen: Oh, that’s OK. Where do you want this guitar?
Ashlie: Just put it over there. The others should be here soon. Look, it’s a poster for our gig tonight!
Stephen: Oh yeah, The Miss-Teries. I hope it goes well, I’m really sorry I can’t stay to watch.
Ashlie: You aren’t still mad at me, are you? For not being in the band?
Stephen: Of course not! I’ve got my own gig tonight.
Ashlie: Have you joined another band?
Stephen: Well, not exactly. I’ve got my own plans. I’m playing in Covent Garden later.
Ashlie: Wow! I’m really impressed.
Stephen: I told you I’m a fast learner!
Ashlie: Well, I am terrified. This will be our first time playing live. We’ve been practising really hard, but what if it all goes wrong on stage?
Stephen: I’m sure you’ll be great. And look, here come the rest of the girls.
Ashlie: Oh hi, girls! So are you ready for this?
Teri 1: Yes, it’s going to be great.
Teri 2: Look, we’d better get ready. We’ll be starting soon.
Ashlie: Yes, definitely.
Stephen: I’ve got to go, too. Why don’t you come and watch me play later?
Ashlie: Yeah, sure. We’d love to.
Stephen: All right. Goodbye and good luck!
Ashlie: Thanks. See you later. Come on, girls.
OK, girls. Let’s go and find our dressing room before the fans arrive. I hope they’ve remembered our flowers and champagne.
Teri 2: Ash, don’t be silly! We’re not pop stars yet.
Ashlie: Er, excuse me. Hi, I’m Ashlie from the Miss-Teries. Can you show us where our dressing room is, please?
Janitor: The who?
Ashlie: The Miss-Teries, we’re a band. We’re playing here tonight.
Janitor: Are you? Well that’s a mystery to me! Nobody tells me anything. I was just told to clear up. This place is a mess.
Ashlie: I bet real pop stars don’t have to deal with this. Come on. Let’s go this way.
Stephen: Excuse me. Ah. You can hear me. Oh. I can’t believe I’m talking to a statue. I’m Stephen Walker and I’m playing here. Do you know where I need to go? Of course. Any idea where my place is? Thank you.
Ashlie: Next time we’re going to get a proper dressing room – with flowers! Come on, girls. This is our big moment. Are we ready for this?
Teri 1: I think so.
Teri 2: Yeah!
Ashlie: Yeah! OK! Let’s do it.
Ashlie: Come on then, girlies. Let’s do this for the Miss-Teries! Right, let’s go! Ready?
Good evening, London! We’re the Miss-Teries!
Stephen: Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. And for my next song I will…
Ashlie: Hi, Stephen!
Stephen: Oh hi, Ashlie! How did your gig go?
Ashlie: Well, not as good as yours!
Stephen: Ah, here. Take this. Come and join in!
This is better than the big time!