£589.11 was raised for the MS society on the IOW and there are proper recodings on DVDs for sale for £4. Just see Ed if you would like one.
Monday 11.30 and Sunday (best of Dorset) 11.30 as well for this half term, but remember we do not have rehearsal next week.
Ed presented us with a new running order, also revealed on facebook earlier in the day.
Then, without a formal warm up, unless you want to count laughing at Ed's jokes, it was time to run through to see if the set would last 30 minutes.
The first song was fab, nice energy, and quickly followed by Motown Medley, which is a lot like running the Race For Life, but more sweaty. 'Lenon's on sale again' is often sung wrong but it kinda works. Ed went over the timing of some parts of the medley,
'Video' next, Ed having spotted an extra word and made everyone delete it quickly. No one volunteered for the solo, so we wil get by ...
Somewhere was quickly followed by Totlal eclipse. Hairbrushes are a must and don't forget hairdryers - or maybe better yet those wee face fans, for our hot flushes! We spent extra time working on our 'Ahs'.
Penultimately, Elbow ... Ed changes one line and removes a stumbling block. Hoho. See what I did there? And just the other side of the half hour, we sing Do You Hear The People Sing!
Our patient choir master goes through some issues with the songs, as noted above, then we dive back into The Medley around the half way mark!
'Somewhere' was sung similarly from the halfway mark, to practice the timing again.
Thinking of Monday's concert, Iast year there were rather a lot of people squeezed onto the stage so we are going to have to have everyone down on the ground.
Love you DFS, enjoy your concerts and if you miss me there I will be in my DAW mode and would love to see you. Flash mob? Xxxx