Sunday, March 23, 2014
Sound of Music Sing-a-Long
I had a great time at the Sound of Music sing-a-long last night. There was a costume contest before, which was fun to watch. Several groups dressed up as the musical notes: do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti. There were a few baronesses and lots of nuns. The bowing lady showed up too!
The hall was packed with people which made the singing quite beautiful. When I managed to hear them, the hecklers were downright hilarious, although it was one of those you-had-to-be-there kinda things.
Everyone cheered for Julie Andrews and booed the Nazis, as well as barking for Rolf (like the dog that he is) and meowed for the Baroness. We waved our plastic edelweiss and pulled our poppers for the first kiss between the Captain and Maria. Those with flashlight apps on their cellphones shone them during the hiding in the Abbey scene.
The film holds up surprisingly well, and it's quite funny. I laughed a lot, so I count it a successful evening.