Have you finished the new Harry Potter yet? I have to admit that while I have it, I haven’t started it yet. The (second) tonsillectomy is tomorrow (sigh) and I’m saving the book for when I feel better. However, going out on Friday night (the night the books went on sale at midnight) to see a ten o’clock show by my sister Christy and her friend Becky in their band Knockturn Alley, was SO AWESOME.
First of all, it was at this bookshop in the City which had a little outdoor area, seen here. I thought, great! They’ll set up, grown-ups and kids will wander through and listen a bit and then move on. That’ll be neat.
But no. The audience sat and stayed. It was like these kids had been trained to listen to appreciate a band. They were transfixed, and you could just SEE them getting excited when the gals sang about things they knew about (Slitherin, horcruxes, Madame Pomfrey). They were nine years old and their parents were taking them out at all hours to hear music about their favorite book. In their costumes, their faces were glowing.
I liked these two witches, and they LOVED the band. Even requested an encore of one of the songs already sung at the end. Who but a kid would do that?
There were autograph seekers:
and witches asking for advice:
If you haven’t been, go listen to a few of the songs. I swear, Hey Hufflepuff makes me tear up. And Horcruxes NEVER leaves your brain. I guess that makes sense.
And now, me, I’m outta here. I’ll preblog a bunch of picture-days, how’s that? So even while I’m not around, recovering, you’ll have something to amuse you. MWAH!
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