Well we survived Day 1 although it was not so much a day as an afternoon. Everything went smoothly. Children made it on to the stage and played their instruments, which after all is what it’s all about. I went up and down the stairs at the theatre about 20 times (there are about 15 stairs). As a result of my extreme unfitness my calves are now killing me. Look music AND free step class. There was a small moment of drama when one of the lights blew and a shower of sparks fell into the orchestra pit. I heard the fizzing but missed the light show which was disappointing. We are hoping nothing important has blown fuse-wise. Oh and in other news it was STINKING HOT AND HUMID which was slightly unpleasant. I am hoping this cooler morning signals a more agreeable day weather wise.
So what lies ahead? Today we begin with three sessions and a double session this afternoon. Yesterday was only orchestral instruments. This morning we have some singing, some duets and some older age groups. This afternoon is my favourite section – piano 8 years and under. They’re so tiny. Some of them wear bow ties. Yesterday one young man playing the cello wore a red glittery hat. We should all wear red glittery hats.
However, today I have chosen my coolest top possible after the sweatorama of yesterday and my dark red patterned wrap around silk skirt. Earrings – gold filigree. Necklace – el cheapo big butterflies pendant thingo. Shoes – brown sandals – not the height of shoe fashion but will not give me blisters. Plus, nobody is looking at my shoes. Now if I could just find a hair band I would be set.2 Comments »