There were two performances, as it turned out, and my role kept changing right up to the start of the first. So my planned script went out the window and I had to wing it. There were large crowds milling about (100-200 for each show) but they were fairly well-behaved until it came time to give out presents to some of the children. At the realisation of freebies, there was a sudden surge of bodies and I was surrounded by manic kids and pushy adults. Some parents even started fighting and nearby policemen had to intervene! For the second show, I gave out my presents more subtley, on the periphery of the audience, to avoid further rioting. In between the students' songs, I was grabbed for photos with many delighted shoppers. I must have been in well over 100 photos by the end of the evening! Meanwhile, the students sang and acted really well and Robert's School got some nice advertising. Seems I did OK too, as a leader from the shopping centre approached me afterwards to ask if I would be willing to compere other events for them in the future! Ho-ho-ho!!