The audience was well-heeled and duly enthralled with the Lake George Opera’s performance of Handel’s Messiah when, directly after the last measure of Part I, Scene 6, the Saratoga High School drum line precision-beat its way from left stage and proceeded to part the bass and tenor sections straight down the middle. The opera company acted as if nothing out of the ordinary was happening, but from the mostly pained expressions on their faces, the audience suspected that this shocking display was a galling teen prank. The SHS drum line continued to dance and drum and twirl their drumsticks stunningly down the middle aisle to the back of the theatre. And it wasn’t until the drum line leader and all twelve drummers abruptly stopped, spun around toward the audience and shouted in unison, Our drums to your eardrums! Listening to one another! The greatest gift you can give! Merry Christmas! that the audience realized the rare and spectacular nature of this utterly unique performance of an already astounding work. There was a slight pause before the audience, in tearful joy, jumped from their seats and broke deeply appreciatively into wild applause and bravoes at least five minutes into the intermission. The remaining fifteen minutes of this intermission would be the most buzzing intermission in Messiah performance history to date.
COOL DRUM LINE DEMO PROMO VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFxaUz-bWIE
ULTRA-COOL HIP HOP DRUM LINE VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osHT73lWMD0&feature=related
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate Christmas! And an all-around Happy Day to all who don’t : )