The talent show went off without a hitch.
It was a team effort between school staff (who organized) and Healthy Communities (who supported with funding).
All I can say is...Ed Sullivan would have been proud.
It was a variety show with variety in spades!
Not only was there great singing...
a completely original handpuppet video,
and an amazing guitar solo.
There was even one act that literally defied definition!
And the refreshments were pretty awesome too!
In spite of being sick, I was really glad to have attended. And I was so proud of all the contestants. I think performing in front of family and friends with absolutely no chance for anonymity might be even more difficult than facing an audience of strangers. But each performed beautifully. No one choked or cried or backed out at the last minute. It was a fun night full of laughter and applause...just the way we like it around here.
One of the highlights of the evening (besides the Sisters of the Boa Act, that is) was when quiet, unassuming, Peter took a walk on the wild side with his electric guitar. I was expecting him to play some sweet little ballad on his acoustic because I knew he was self-taught and a little shy. I just figured he'd play something low-key and safe.
Think big time rocker without the absurd persona.
I think the entire gym was shocked and awed as his fingers fluttered up and down the strings. He ended up walking away with a well-deserved first place prize. Congratulations, Peter! Can't wait to hear more.
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