Last Thursday I had the unique pleasure of seeing the bands “Diego’s Umbrella” and “March Fourth Marching Band” play at the Rialto in Tucson, Ariz. I’d never heard of either of them and I had no idea what to expect. Needless to say, I was not disappointed.
March Fourth Marching Band entered the stage dressed like racy circus performers, wearing corsets, red velvet pants, top hats and feathers. Four stilt walkers towered over the rest of the band and two women danced seductively across the stage. The music combined traditional marching sounds with contemporary rock and filled the hall with energy.
One song was dedicated to the greatest of all instruments, the cow bell. In the middle of the song, the band carried a giant cow bell out onto the stage and sent it into the audience. We passed the the bell all the way to edge of the crowd and back on our fingertips.
Next, it was the stilt walker’s turn to travel through the crowd. We braced ourselves as he threw himself into our up-stretched arms, and soon we were carrying all of the stilt walker, stilts included, to the back of the Rialto, as well.
I danced all night, and it never crossed my mind that I had to wake up and go to class the next day.
In the end, it was a much needed hiatus.
May some spontaneity find its way into your life this week!
Smiles and all the best,