You can't have a practice run at 5.30am - the neighbours don't seem to go for that.
Instead I sang through The Last Post and The Rouse in my head.
We (Shelley came too) had to take Shelley's car because it was the last in the drive. It has a bit of a window misting problem, so it was a bit of a tense drive.
|Actually not this bad.|
I blew air through my trumpet. This was down at the main memorial.
I played pretty well, no obvious cracked notes, but Bart said we should stretch it out a bit more next time. I came in with The Rouse too early after his little recitation that finished with, "We will remember them."
Then everyone hopped in their cars and most people headed up to the Garden of Rememberance for round 2.
This is about the only time you see a traffic jam in Nuova Lazio.
It was very cold at the garden. Very cold.
I wasn't happy with my playing, but that's life.
It's nice to be home having some hot food and coffee.
Round 3 takes place at 11am. This is the big one with semi-important people in attendance.
Funnily enough round 4, in the afternoon, probably has the biggest crowd. It takes place on a rugby field before a premier division rugby match between Nuova Lazio and someone else.
Then I'm done for about six months before the next last post is required.
The trumpet goes away.
Thanks green and black trumpet,
you'll be nice and warm now.