Last night was our symphony fund raiser the Bl@ck and Wh!te Ball. Fun fun fun. I got tix for several friends, and we filled a table (8). I think everyone had a good time...lots of people were up dancing the whole night and apparently the food was good. This is our first time in a new (less expensive) venue - in some ways I think it was a much better place.
Only big crisis was the flute player got there and realized her music was missing! Actually she just missed the sound check, so she didn't get her horn out ahead, and this was when we were tuning. Eek! So she thought it might be in the car so off she goes. DD didn't even notice, I guess cuz we were off to the left instead of front and center. First chart was Blue Danube, which is fine til the very end where there is a flute solo. I figured she'd be back way before that. But I guess she didn't want to walk in front of the stage so I was "playin some stuff" that vaguely resembled the flute solo. DD definately noticed the empty chair then!
I guess the music was in the OTHER car - she had switched with her hubby. Oops! So he was coming with the music (fortunately from not too far away, many of us live an hour from the gig). But til he got there she read off my music, and she did an amazing job remembering flutey stuff. Her lovely guy showed up after about 1/2 way through the first set. That was just crazy.
My honey saved his dessert for me, lovely!
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