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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000167.txt from 2002/05

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Speak!
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 21:47:15 -0400

At 02:35 PM 5/6/2002 -0400, Nancy E. Buckman wrote:
>Aw'right, yesterday I sat in the blazing sun playing Beethoven's 9th with
>about 150 musicians (orchestra, choir and soloists), we were all dressed
>in black and weren't allowed to wear hats and it was a bitch. I am now
>sun-blind and skin-burned (to a crispy crisp). It was the nastiest gig I've
>played in a long time. So what's your worst gig? 8^(

I did have a hot one a couple of years ago. Good news: it was an evening
concert and direct sunlight was not a factor. Bad news: the temperature at
starting time was over 100 degrees and the humidity was not lagging too far
behind. As you played you prayed for an 8-bar rest so you could wipe the
sweat off your face and out of your eyes. You got broiled, we just stewed
in our own juices!

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!


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