Monday, August 17, 2009

Ukulele Concert at Fellowship Square Tucson

I would not call them “senior” anything. But I would certainly say that they are “seasoned” because they know how to put spice into a Fiesta celebrating Tucson’s Birthday. For those who could not make it to the Ukulele Concert at Fellowship Square Tucson, I’m here to let you know that you missed a good one. We had over a 100 people who stayed up a little later than usual for a Monday night. While listening to the Fellowship Square Ukesters, I had a great time watching comedy skits, learning lyrics to songs of the Southwest and being in a room full of fun people. We watched Michael Crownhart juggle cacti, surprise us with oversized playing cards, and find one of the player’s kazoo. A soloist, harmonica player, and flutist shared with us their fabulous talents. I may not have grown up singing the songs but like many Tucsonans, I have heard them before and could hum a few bars or two—“Spanish Eyes”, “Ragtime Cowboy Joe”, “Back in the Saddle Again”, “Don’t Fence Me In”, “Rawhide”, and more.

Those who served in one of the U.S. military branches stood or waved while we sang several songs recognizing them.

As with any traditional birthday celebration, we ate cake and sang “Happy Birthday”!


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