Yay Honor Choir! We went there at 9:30, and the concert started tonight at 7:30.. so we rehearsed until then, but we had lunch and dinner breaks in between. It was a really fun experience, especially during the lunch breaks when Aimee and I went around looking for food. At first we were unsuccessful at finding anything edible, but then we found stuff and found a really nice place to sit under the shade and laughed our butts off at everything. But I actually liked the rehearsals, too.. I had a lot of fun singing. Choir takes my mind off of everything else there is in life. That’s why I love it so much.. it’s like another world for me.
The audience was so stupid though.. they included all of my pet peeves in an audience: 1. babies who scream or talk in the middle of a song, 2. pagers, phones, etc. that go off randomly, 3. those who think the song is over and start clapping at the wrong time.
It was so sad. One of the most beautiful songs in the program was ruined at the very end, at the most goosebumpy part, because a baby started screaming and two seconds later a pager went off. Gr. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS WOULD BRING A BABY TO A CONCERT? And.. they SAID at the beginning that this concert was being recorded, and they asked that all the cell phones, pagers, “even digital watches” be turned off. But no. Some idiot keeps his pager on. Gr. Roar.
But good thing that stuff didn’t happen when our choir was singing.. bahaha. I sort of felt bad for the conductor who had to go through that.. if I were in his place, I would definitely turn around, ask to remove the babies from the auditorium, and restate the rule that pagers and cell phones are to be turned off. Then I’d turn back to the choir and make them sing the same song again. That’s what Mr. Rhodes did last year. The then-Madrigals were singing this really beautiful piece, and somebody’s cell phone went off (and that’s the thing Mr. Rhodes gets pissed off at the most).. he finished the song, then he gave this whole lecture on cell phones, and the Madrigals sang the song again to get a clean recording of it.
That’s enough rambling for tonight. Bye!