Fun!

Yes, I was correctly quoted in the Inquirer; that’s what I said about the Asphalt Orchestra at 30th Street Station, brought to Philadelphia by Bang on a Can and others. You can read about it here. Hearing Mingus, Zappa, and Björk played by a marching band of piccolo, 2 trumpets, 3 saxes, 2 trombones, sousaphone, and 3 percussionists? How could it not be fun? I would like to have heard them outside, as all that polished granite and marble pretty much created a competing band. But no matter, for this slam. Also enjoyable was watching the responses from the accidental audience. All those lines waiting for the trains performed their own marching band routine, as before the festivities, they faced away, but when the music started, everyone stayed in line and performed an about-face. Wonderful fun!

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