It sure was. Last night, my vocal jazz ensemble sang the national anthem at the Cleveland Cavaliers game. To say it was fun would be an understatement.
The night began with a lot of waiting around. We went downstairs to the “event level,” where only staff and the Very Wealthy (the ones who paid $700 for floor seats and $1000 for courtside) were allowed. We watched while the VW ate and drank from a free buffet and open bar.
But then it was time to go on. I wonder if the students thought it went as lightning-fast as I did. It was a great experience, and they sang well – their sound (with the help of some boss mics) filled up the whole arena, and was easily heard – and hopefully enjoyed – by all 20,000 in attendance.
Below are some fotos of the gig – click on them to get the full monty. And when I get the DVD, I’ll post some video here.
Oh yeah – and the Cavs won. How about THAT?