The audience was HUGE! Not only was it huge, it was made of of so many friends and fellow musicians and we were delighted to be able to play for them.
When we were introduced there were some comments about us murdering birds, but this time we did not sing about our other line of work as pest exterminators. We performed a set of mainly dance tunes, all upbeat songs to get the party going.
Struck by Moonlight then went on to play their own set and were followed by a myriad of other brilliant bands.
Acorne had the idea of building an All-stars Orchestra with members of each band playing as a whole group. well as you can imagine that meant a lot of work by those who wrote the music, Trincia of the White Flames and our own Gennetta, both of whom had to write music for 22 players. We were indebted to master Bruzo who gave Gennetta some advice and help on writing scores for a score of musicians. Then we had to get everybody lined up and ready to play, with some coming straight from playing their own set, some who were tired, some dropping their music or even their instruments and some couldn't see the music for another's hats! As you can imagine it took some time to get everyone ready, but finally we played four tunes all together. Gennetta was so intent on the music that she sat on her pipe and broke it, but Toolee was so calm that she managed to even do some drawins.
After all that it was a joy to get back to just listening and dancing to the other bands.
Drawins by our own dear Toolee!