One of the highlights of Barbra Streisand’s set at Hyde Park’s British Summer Time was when she brought her dogs on stage - but it turns out the stars of the show travelled quite the distance. Her three poodles - Miss Scarlet, Miss Violet and Fanny - embarked on a 10,000 roundtrip for the gig on Sunday. And apparently, they spent their time in the wings in a special buggy, with a handler catering for their every need.
A backstage source told The Sun, ‘There was no expense spared for her three beloved pets in the backstage area. They had free roam of her dressing room and a dedicated member of staff to push them in the buggy or walk them round at their free will. Barbra adores them all and would never travel with out them, fans were even queuing up for selfies with them.’
Fans loved it, with one writing on social media, ‘Yesterday in Hyde Park, @BarbraStreisand brought Lionel Richie on as a surprise but the real highlight was when her assistant brought her two cloned dogs on stage in a pram.’ Another added, ‘Still getting over the fact that Barbra Streisand sung Silent Night in July and then brought her three cloned dogs onto the stage. Absolutely mental and completely perfect.’
The legend is famed for her unconventional dogs; Miss Scarlet and Miss Violet were cloned from their mother Samantha - a white Coton de Tulear breed - before she died. And Fanny is Miss Scarlet and Miss Violet’s cousin, as she is from Samantha’s breeder.
David and Victoria Beckham were in the 65,000 strong crowd alongside Antonio Banderas and Richard E Grant.