Today, we had an orchestra concert. That started at 7:00, but we had to be there at 6:10.
But, girls swim districts was 20 yards away in the pool building starting at 5:00. I went there first, and cheered for all my friends and such, and saw Blake again for the first time in a month. I missed him. I wish Joe was there though...
And I stayed there for like an hour, then went to the PAC at 6:10 like a good boy, and changed and crap.
Then we warmed up, did the concert, took pictures, all that jazz. Then it was 7:40. I decided not to walk home, as it's like 3 miles, and instead waited until my brother finished his program. He finished at 9:00.
We got home at 9:30, I still had homework to do.
I really hate orchestra concerts, not only because of their length, but mostly because of how I have a passion for music, and I love the violin like the next guy, but I don't believe music should be done in symphonies, and then people in suits come to watch them play.
It's not like a band, where they make it interesting as well, it's like just getting a cd player and watching it play music.
People fall asleep, text, and it just makes no sense.
My idea of orchestra concerts is just let go of the pretentious suits and bows and standing up for the conductor, and then just like hold a dinner and auction and play orchestra music lightly in the background.
In my mind, music is to be listened to, not watched.
My family used to ride 30 minutes to Seattle and go to a really nice dinner and then go to listen to the Seattle Symphony, and just watched them play music.
That just sucks. Record them, put them on a cd and I'll listen to it while I do my homework, rather than going somewhere else where I can't do homework and simply watching them make the music.
That's why, on December 1st, I'm going to a charity and playing the piano. Just as soft background Christmas music to soothe the ears of the guests. They might not even realize I'm playing, but their subconsious will, and it will soothe them. And that's how I think it should be.
I've always liked the piano more than the violin. For one, I've played it far longer then the violin, which I've played for only like 4 years.
Also, it's a more solitary instrument, in that is sounds good by itself, better, in my opinion, than a solitary violin, no matter how good.
And basically, I like music as only consuming to whoever happens to be the one playing it at the time. I find the piano a wonderful way to unwind and just play my sorrows into the keys. But I don't think anyone else should have to listen to it.