We have an annual gig at an intermediate school in Wall, NJ for just the 6th graders, two sets. It’s a great age to play for, enthusiastic without being too enthusiastic or too cool. The principal said it’s her favorite assembly, along with other 6th grade teachers. ….and a kid stopped in while we were setting up who said he still remembers us from a previous year.
We had an 8:30 am first set (left at 5:30 am) in a nice tiered auditorium. The set ended with the kids storming the floor in front of us, dancing and having a good time. A large surprise to us and to the teachers. No one got hurt, though some of the boys came close to moshing-out. Always something different.
The second set was half of the first set, mellower, but good kids. An active girl said she was a drummer, too, as she left. Kevin said, “Girls rock!” True.
It’s strange to be done at 10:30 am. Long drive back and a Tallarico’s gig tonight.