I awoke for an 8 am split from Bethlehem to Summit, NJ for the first of two RockRoots on Monday. Slushy snow means bad traffic on Rt 78. This is spring? Yes. So we were going to be late, but the school was very cool, and we had a great time with 250 K-5’s at Thomas Jefferson ES. I asked, “Who’s the King of Rock and Roll?”, and I heard, “Thomas Jefferson”. Works for me….
The second show was at a similar school in nearby Westfield at Woodrow Wilson ES (lots of presidential schools in NJ) at 1:30 pm. These older, smaller community schools have nice, wooden spaces that sound so good. Again, its so neat to see these kids get up and dance, with their friends and teachers, too. As interesting to me are the kids who struggle to get up off the floor and try out their bodies in a social situation. Many reasons, but I’m curious.
Always a performance lab. Still testing it out.