Saturday, February 27, 2010

Glee: the sequel

The crowd builds

Two posts in one day! This is a first, but I want to strike while the iron is gleeful.  I went to see the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Myer Music Bowl again tonight and it was magnificent. I loved it!

Tonight's performance was an Opera Showcase - bits from various operas - and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Not that I expected not to like it. I've never been one of those people who scorns opera, but I don't own any and I've never really seen it live before. It's so powerful it gave me goosebumps at times. I'm gonna get me some of that on my iPod.

Although it was drizzly at times tonight, I still enjoyed the outdoor setting, high on the hill with the city lights to our left. I enjoyed the opportunity to wear my doona-esque parka in summer too. It got a little cool and breezy, but I was snug.

My friend Anna and I did more sewing practice at Thread Den today in preparation for making a skirt. There was a patchwork class in progress while we toiled away over our zips. When Anna successfully sewed in her first invisible zip, she said, "Yes!" and threw her arms in the air as if she'd just crossed the line in a marathon. A patchworker using the iron looked at us oddly and I said, "We're beginners". Maybe you had to be there..


Kellyansapansa said...

I've never been to the Myer Music Bowl, but it looks like a fantastic venue!

I was lucky enough to do a behind-the-scenes opera tour once. Absolutely amazing!

a-non-y-mouse said...

News alert.
Melbourne City Romp. The brochure says: Think you know Melbourne? Prove it! Part treasure hunt, part Amazing Race, part puzzle.

Brunswick Girl said...

It was like I'd won a gold medal! I was happy I had gotten the zip in first go... very little unpicking... I think you're right you had to be there :-)

Abbeysmum said...

Well done Anna, there are plenty of people who have been sewing for years, who can not sew a zip in properly.What a poop life would be, if you didn't get excited about the little victories !
A very gleeful moment.