This was an exciting new experience for most of us.
First of all we were shown to Dressing Room number 7 where we were briefed by Ian, tuned our ukuleles and assembled our music stands. We then gathered in the corridor until Ian summoned us to ascend the steps. The curtain was down so there was not much room and we had to be careful not to fall off the stage and especially not to fall onto the Compton Organ. We also found that the lights were very bright and very warm. We lined up as instructed and played our first set.
It was not easy to hear each other, but presumably it sounded better in the auditorium because we received a lot of praise during the interval.
While we were drinking tea or coffee and scoffing cakes we listened to Ian performing a selection of tunes on the organ.
Then it was time to head back to the dressing room ready to play our second set.
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We all enjoyed our first performance on a real stage. Thank you Ian for organising it (and us!)
Everything stops for Tea
The following week on Sunday 15th June, some of us returned to The Plaza to play at the afternoon tea. Sorry no pictures for this one.