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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

What a fun show...

Today's show was like no other.
We pile into the van to go to Okitsu, safely an hour and 45 minutes away, for a show at a NICE old folks' home. We get there, perform pretty shoddily downstairs, but nothing too bad.
We get upstairs for our bigger audience and start singing Deck the Halls without microphones. Fine, let's belt it, that's cool. Suddenly the track skips to...like...the last measure and we all find ourselves doing the last pose out of habit before it clues in to WHAT the heck? (As shown in the photo to the left--halted mid-song.)
So after we get everything fixed--we switch to another sound system that won't skip, we begin the song for the second time around, get about one verse through until the sound system...oh what did it do again? It just fritzed out somehow. Behold, we, who are not quick to give in, try a THIRD time around, and the sound system they'd switched to this time is just inaudible, so we give up and go on to the next song while they try to set up some monitor speakers behind us.
Other than that it was great. Smiling and smiling because there's nothing to left to lose out of a show that already went as wrong as it could go three times over.
The following are random images of the show, both downstairs and up.

Alright, here's another faintly humorous story to tell; halfway through the medley I make a dash for the tight costume change between "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer" and "All I want for Christmas is you". Our dressing room is too far away for this, and therefore I make it back just when the first stanza is ending. To my horror, a voice NOT MY OWN is singing a screeching "All I want for Christmas is You". I look around for the perpetrator, and Steve is screaming his lungs out as Santa Claus behind the mike, with an intense look on his face. Elaina is dancing and laughing so hard she almost died. Also, apparently her shoes were really slippery, and she had to concentrate really hard to dance, but then the laughter took over and...apparently it was "horrible".


Anonymous Kitty said...

LOL. The joys of Christmas shows gone "wrong". Have had a few share of those ourselves.

12/20/2005 9:23 PM  
Anonymous nin said...

Ohh! That's great stuff! Wish I cld've seen it!

12/21/2005 12:12 AM  
Blogger Florence said...

If only I had Steve's face in that last photo where they're all laughing.

12/21/2005 12:56 PM  

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