I missed last year’s show because of bad information and photography, but this year’s show was pretty good. Long, but pretty good.
Today was the annual performance of our oldest’s brass band club. They rent a city auditorium and there are tickets and expensive programs involved.
Last year, because of bad information (no one told me about it), I missed the show because I’d made plans to meet a friend to take pictures of a big Buddha.
This year, though, the information was both good and timely and I made plans to go. I even managed to take our youngest to lunch before the show.
The show itself was good. The band puts on a good show and we managed to get decent seats that allowed me record the entire show and actually include our oldest in the video.
The first act was all band performance and included the third year students. The second act was a series of comedy skits that according to She Who Must Be Obeyed were superior to the skits I missed last year. (Translation: I dodged a bullet last year.)
The third act involved slower music (my only complaint about the show) and tears. This is because there was a long farewell to the third year high school students (12th graders) who are getting ready for university entrance exam hell. For me the hell was the four hour speech (some claim it was only ten minutes) given by one of the retiring 12th graders.
Next year, of course, I’ll have to go again, as our oldest will be retiring.
There will be lots of tears.