Welp, it’s that time of year. Time when all the homos don their gay apparel (or lack thereof) and celebrate their Pride with parades and concerts and sexapaloozas.
As such, this week I am inundated with rehearsals for the Twin Cities gay men’s chorus big gay pride concert. Which is this weekend (officially a week before Pride weekend and the kickoff to all the festivities).
Our show is entitled “Popular! A Broadway Cabaret” and it’s pretty much exactly how it sounds. The stage will be broken up a bit with platforms and performance areas, and there will be cabaret tables up near the stage, etc. we also have a pre-show of soloists doing cabaret numbers before the show ever starts.
So that’s different at least.
Overall, I like the music much better than the Beatles repertoire. At least there are some complex harmonies and good arrangements in this concert. I’m particularly fond of “Oh What a Beautiful Morning”, “Being Alive”, “Summertime”, and “Not My Father’s Son”. They are all really well arranged for men’s voices.
But I’m mostly just bored with the music.
I think I have officially reached my burnout threshold. I’m finishing up with the chorus as I am also doing outdoor band concerts. The rehearsals and gigs are really fucking with my free time and summer activities, so I’m getting grumpy.
Starting tonight, I will be singing for the next 5 evenings straight. Plus my dad and his new girlfriend are coming for a visit and to see the concert so, there’s a bit of added stress.
Sunday cannot get here soon enough.
Good luck with all the performances!