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Messiah Performance Night [Dec. 8th, 2009|12:07 pm]
e_moon60
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Tonight. Going down for pre-prep nap now.

We are all tired, except the night-owl types who don't have day jobs (few of those.) I loathe the venue with seriousness and thoroughness, esp. now that they've decided we have to use the loading dock (and a flimsy little aluminum "bridge" thing, from ground level to the very high loading dock) to come in by, and the parking over there is dark, confusing, and dangerous. Very litle of the Riverbend parking is adequately lit or marked with lanes and warnings for drop-offs. This part is just a sloping black hole punctuated with dropoffs and trees without even a white stripe. In fog with drizzle, it's far worse than a PITA--it's a hazard. And the acoustics inside suck, as do the flimsy risers, the tiny uncomfortable chairs, and so on. Place sucks in every way it is possible to suck, including leaky toilets in one of the bathrooms.

However. We will make glorious music anyway, and that idiot "person" from the Statesman will no doubt ignore the quality of the music to whine about the venue which is Not Our Fault, the way she did last year. I'd rather be me singing in the choir than her picking at us, so there. (Last year her review was...unfavorable.)

(Yes, clearly I need that nap.)
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[User Picture]From: la_marquise_de_
2009-12-08 06:39 pm (UTC)
I hope it goes wonderfully.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-12-09 02:21 pm (UTC)
It did, if I do say so myself. Exhausting, but worth it.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-12-08 08:19 pm (UTC)
I'd say break a leg, but given your description of the loading dock entrance, that's a very definite possibility.

Have a great time tonight.

Sari
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[User Picture]From: keristor
2009-12-08 08:37 pm (UTC)
You all knock her socks off! All the best...
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-12-09 02:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks! We had a great time. And whatever the reporter thinks, so did the audience, who were very enthusiastic in their reactions.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-12-08 08:58 pm (UTC)
I'd say break a leg, but given your description of the loading dock entrance, that's a very definite possibility.

Have a great time tonight.

Sari
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-12-09 02:19 pm (UTC)
Another choir member, who hadn't ever come in that way before and is a nurse or physical therapist (can't recall which) took one look at the ramp and little wood bit and had safety-related conniptions.

However, no one fell off. And though (as in any performance and certainly one where you can't really hear much) there were little glitches, they weren't enough to diminish the electricity between us and the audience, which built through the performance. Didn't hear anybody growling an R or lingering on an S;the final Ts and Ds cracked like whips; the Ms and Ns were in fact voiced, and David was beaming all over his face as we came into the final chorus.
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