The song ended and there was a tumultuous roar from the crowd. The band had performed a final encore and the crowd was still hungry for more. There was applause and stomping, yelling and screaming for more. But the band had already spent all their energy after a two-and-a-half-hour concert.
The crowd slowly began to quiet, realizing the band would not return again, and Donna picked up her purse and made her way to the stage. She had a friend who had done this and had to try. She saw one of the stagehands unplugging wires and asked, “Excuse me, is it possible to get a set list from the show?”
He turned to her and smiled. “Sure, do you have a preference as to who’s list it is?”
She thought for a moment, “I would like Joe’s if I could.”
“No problem, miss.” He went towards the keyboards where Joe had just performed and grabbed a sheet of paper taking it to Donna.
“Oh, thank you so much, sir.” She was in heaven from the live music and the unbelievable bit of memorabilia she had just scored. This was one of her best concerts ever. Now, if there was just a way to meet Joe, she thought.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – tumultuous
Not too long ago I mentioned how I love music. Well as soon as I saw the word prompt two songs came into my head and no way to shake them but give in and post.
The band is The Offspring and the song is Pretty Fly (For A White Guy), not a favorite song but oh so catchy. Here, let’s get it stuck in your head too…
And whenever I hear that song it triggers something deep inside me, a slightly off kilter place. Maybe one would even call it Demented. I think I probably heard this on the Dr Demento show. All I know is once you’ve heard it you just cant keep Weird Al out of your head…
For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – offspring
“Real art is one of the most powerful forces in the rise of mankind, and he who renders it acceptable to as many people as possible is a benefactor of humanity.” – Zoltan Kodaly
Art comes in many forms and can truly move you. Whether it is a photograph of a mountain you want to see some day, a sculpture of an inspiring person you wish to be like, or a painting of a field of flowers you can practically smell, it all touches a part of us that brings joy. It could be an intensifying piece from a symphony or the gentle movements of graceful dancers in the performing arts that brings back a memory or entices a moment.
Art can open our eyes to other cultures, times and ways of life. Teaching us, inspiring us and so often an encouragement to keep moving. One of my favorite forms of art is photography. A mood can be captured with the press of a button. The right lighting and composition can create a response you never expected.
As the winter months come upon us soon, why not plan a trip to a local museum? You can escape a little with the beauty of art in a nice warm environment. Just like stopping to smell the flowers (natural art if you will) you need to take time to appreciate the beauty that has been created all around you.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – benefactor
You said hello, I was intrigued. You said you wanted to help, I was taken in. You said you’d be there, Was that a lie? You said you cared, Was it all an elaborate trick? You said you were sorry, Did you even mean it? You said goodbye, Maybe it was a blessing in disguise.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – trick