another day at the office
I went to the opening night at the Boston POPS. POPS is apparently short for popular music… something I should have known probably (but their public relations people were classy enough not make me feel like a Neanderthal for asking- thank you). It was fantastic. I had to wait for the crescendos to shoot pictures so the clicking of my camera didn’t interfere with the music and, as I waited, I found myself taken by the music. Perhaps it’s because I experienced the show by mostly watching Keith Lockhart, the conductor, through 200mm lens. You don’t realize how much is going on with those guys until you’re listening and stairing at one through a telescope.
Also they played Leroy Anderson’s “The Typewriter”… That goes a long way with a newspaperman.
Also I met Tony Hawk at the assignment right after that… shook hi by the hand. seemed like a good guy.