23
May
09

Death By Choir

I attended the Morton Ranch Junior High school choir Pop Show & Awards event last night. My youngest daughter was performing. I normally dread these events. Unruly kids, acoustic assault, rude parents, no Scotch. The theme of the night’s music was THE 80’s. I quickly perused the list of song titles:

  • 9 to 5 (Dabney Coleman in a bondage harness…)
  • Walkin’ on Sunshine
  • Eye of The Tiger (From Rocky XXXIV, right?)
  • True Colors
  • We Got The Beat
  • River of Dreams (When Billy wasn’t weird)
  • Carry on Wayward Son (not really 80’s)
  • Mickey (they better have cheerleaders)
  • Let’s Hear It For the Boys
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Why does Lauper get two songs?)
  • And So It Goes
  • We Belong (It’s Pat!)
  • Material Girl (1st CD I ever owned)
  • Seasons of Love

Aside from the fact that I knew the words to the songs better than the performers did and that all of the songs were sung in a register high enough to cause dogs excruciating pain, the concert was generally fun and not onerous. Just before the awards part, there was a special presentation by the choir teachers and some of the other teaching staff. Yep, they all got up in costume and did the whole Thriller scene. Assistant Choir Director, Mr. Lee, was resplendent in a latex copy of Michaels’s red and black outfit from the same video. Let’s say that Mr. Lee had done this routine before and he absolutely nailed the performance (shrieks of junior high aged-girls as proof). Okay, it wasn’t my idea of a perfect Friday evening, but it didn’t suck!

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3 Responses to “Death By Choir”


  1. 1 Cody
    May 26, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    That’s one Friday night!!!

  2. 2 becca
    May 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    well that sounds like you had fun


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