Last night we ended up at the Madison Symphony Orchestra. First time ever. Very cool.
During the experience my mind was fluttering with thoughts and questions. I felt like I was five again, wondering all sorts of things.
Here are a few of the highlights…
1. This is a very long song. Longer than November Rain and Stairway to Heaven combined.
2. The cymbals guy is similar to the kicker in football. You wait and wait and wait and wait, and you better not mess up when your turn finally comes.
3. This hall looks like something out of Star Wars.
4. It’s funny when they are all warming up at the same time. That really sounds terrible.
5. Did the guys playing the double bass start playing when they were little? Were the instruments bigger than them?
6. How come everyone in the audience looks so serious? Are we not allowed to show that we’re enjoying this?
7. How come the entire orchestra gave us a standing ovation at the end? All we did was sit here. They are the ones who deserve the standing o.
8. I’d love to hear Statler & Waldorf’s thoughts on this. (The Muppet critics.)
9. I’d like to play the triangle.
10. We’re sitting so close we may get sweat on.
11. Who in the world could ever have the skills to write a symphony?
12. The guys have to wear tuxes but the ladies can just get away with wearing anything black.
13. I love the oboe.
14. Try not to cough and/or sneeze during the “quiet parts.” (I had a cold.)
15. What would happen if the conductor sneezed?
16. This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard!
[tags]Madison Symphony Orchestra, The Muppet Show, Statler & Waldorf, childlike, instruments[/tags]