The Chorus performed at Centerville Depot Days at the Centerville Amtrak Station on Sunday, September 20, 2009. Depot Days had been an annual event, but in the past couple of years had dropped to non-existent status.
This year, Depot Days began with a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11, and had a “historic bus” take people from one train station to another to board a special train. Sounds exciting. At the Centerville Train Station, there was a booth for Washington High School Band, a couple of games for kids, some other display, and the display of “cars” with the “sign.”
A Bluegrass band played until 2:00, then the Chorus sang for 15 minutes before the booths started coming down. For Pete’s sake, people, wait until the entertainment has finished. The five people listening to us hadn’t gone into heat cramps yet. We continued to sing for a little while longer until the five sets of eyeballs watching us started to glaze over, then we packed it up.
A long time ago, I learned that if you want the audience to stop clapping after a performance, you turn on the house lights. The corollary to that is that if you want the performance to stop, you take down the booths.
I hope that Depot Days had a larger turnout earlier in the day and it can continue to grow. One problem with a shorter event is that the performers can’t see everything, so if there was anything earlier in the day that would have been exciting, we missed it.
So anyway, the whole purpose of this posting was to show the sign. I was thinking about sending it to the “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks, or to Apostrophe Abuse, or FAIL Blog, but decided to leave it here. It’s our little secret, just you and me.
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