|Years ago, we went to a Musical at the local Music Guild...ahh...for the good old days, when Lilly believed, "A girl can never go wrong with pink." (she also didn't smile much)...|
|Then, one year -- there was a wonderful exhibit at the Figge Art Museum...|
|Last year, my cousin Kim and my sister Deena joined us for dinner theater at Circa 21.|
But, never fear!! My community is LOADED WITH CULTURE OF ALL KINDS.
And I found something really unique this year...as a matter of fact, I'm proud to tell you that Mary has NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT...
A SHOW CHOIR COMPETITION..!!
Yep, that's right. On Saturday night, Mary and I met my sister Deena at North High School in Davenport, Iowa. We were attending the FINALS of the Show Choir Invitational called "The Big Dance."
|There were 16 Show Choirs from all over the Midwest, performing and competing.|
|The outfits are AMAZING...you really cannot imagine the amount of GLITTER AND SPARKLE...!!|
|Did I mention that a part of the competition is that they CHANGE OUTFITS??|
|Holy Cow. I kept thinking we were in the middle of an episode of GLEE..!! THESE KIDS ARE AMAZING...|
Deena was also stunned...she had NO IDEA this kind of thing was going on. Apparently -- it's been around for decades. Yikes. Who knew??
A couple of years ago, Lilly and I stumbled into one of these competitions at the Adler Theater in downtown Davenport, Iowa. But I had no idea there was a season...and shows happening in cities and town all over America...almost every weekend...
As it turns out -- that Davenport competition is AN ANNUAL EVENT!! And it's coming up....
Sponsored by Davenport Central High School, it's called the Great River Show Choir Invitational Honestly -- if you're within a 100 mile radius of Davenport, Iowa -- YOU SHOULD ATTEND.
I'll be at the big Finale -- on Saturday night, February 17. WANNA DO DINNER??