This was the last school gig of the year for me and it was a good one, returning to this West side school I’ve performed at consistently. In fact, I wrote a song with some of the kids two years age – Hey, Ho, Calypso.
Since these kids were pretty familiar with my stuff, I started off with Tropical Vacation and got the kids up and hulaing right away. I followed with Tutti Tah, I Wanna Be a Dog, The Cat Came Back, PB and J, Giants and finished up with All Around the Kitchen. The energy was up and several teachers came up and thanked me. Even the custodian and the departing lunch room ladies said it was a good time.
What a bonus to perform only a mile from home, drive to my local bank and deposit the check. That’s good stuff.