Saturday, March 8, 2008

Nene's First Concert

We were given two concert tickets from Uncle Kuri for a concert in UOG a few days ago. Being Sumahi's first concert, and first time that we had ever watch Uncle Kuri perform (unless we count him practicing at home, blowing a few notes, a performance), we were utterly excited. I told Daddy about it on the phone, and he asked for me to take as many photos and videos of Kuri's performance as possible.

The concert took place last night at 8pm, at the UOG Art Theater. It was much smaller and less packed then I thought it would be. We picked a comfortable seat and waited for the performance to start.

The first to appeared where the Tumon Bay Choir. Kuri made his first appearance of the night when they perform the second song, though not with his trombone, but with some kind of percussion. I took a short video of it, thinking that it is only his first appearance, and that I should save the camera's memory for Kuri's real performance. That... proved to be a bad move, for when Kuri finally performed (which was an hour and half later), he totally hid his face behind the stand for his music notes. All the videos of him that I took afterward only showed part of his head, and for most of the time... his hair only....

During his performance, he sat on the left hand side, right behind the saxophone player that had a lot of solo through out the night, and behind him, a trumpet player that had a few solo too. I looked at the seating arrangement and wondered if, though very unlikely, they were going to do a bold experiment with a trombone solo also. That would be very exciting, though as unlikely as such a thing as a trombone solo to happen, it is even more unlikely that Kuri would actually do a solo. And as it happens, that night wasn't one of the nights that miracle happens. No trombone solo, no Kuri solo. Maybe that's more befitting of Kuri anyway, not taking the spotlight, but humbly supporting his band members, enriching their music with the deep, low sound of his trombone.

Unfortunate as that I wasn't able to get a head shot of Kuri while performing, more unfortunate it was that Sumahi fell asleep through out most of his performance... it had reach her bedtime by the time that Uncle Kuri performed. Hopefully, next time, when Sumahi gets older, she would learn to appreciate instead of falling asleep at Uncle Kuri's performance.

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