Well this is pretty fantastic. I crossed something off my bucket list last night that I had never even dreamed of adding to it!
I — with my choir — performed the national anthem at a Phillies game. The experience was incredibly fun. We got to travel into the bowels of the stadium, get ready in a locker room, and then march out onto the field — THE PHILLIES BALL FIELD — and sing.
Much of it is a blur, and I was pretty nervous, but I do have a clear memory of watching my sneakers crunch on that red dirt, then stepping on to the grass, and seeing friends with tears in their eyes they were so happy to be there, and then hearing our voices reverberate back to us and thinking, “Man, there’s a really great choir singing somewhere!”
Choir members were allowed to buy tickets at a discount, so I had a bunch of groupies along who cheered me on from the stands while we sang. Sherpa took a video, and I’ve already loaded it in to YouTube. Then we stayed for the game, much of which I spent coming down off the adrenaline high.
I’m so glad I got involved with this choir. Unbelievable night!
So, for your enjoyment, here we are singing our national anthem!