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Mexican Hat Dance
|Venue||A pupil's lounge in Waterlooville, Southern England|
|Agenda||To celebrate the successful execution (in both senses) of the 10th Anniversary Guitar Workshop Concert|
|This report is classified PERSONAL - CONFIDENTIAL. If caught in the possession of this story, eat it!|
Over half a dozen of my pupils gathered together for a "bash" - an evening of Ensemble Guitar in which the music was accompanied. Accompanied by some fine white wine and nibbly bits. As the evening progressed, playing moved from piece to piece and from part to part in rapid succession.
It's hard to remember who suggested we play Mexican Hat Dance, and it's harder still to recall who suggested that we needed to play it with more authenticity.
Sombreros are hard to come by in Waterlooville, and at that time of night, the 24-hour One-Stop didn't look too promising. It was decided that a Mexican Wave would be an acceptable substitute...
A word of friendly advice... don't try this at home...
|Memo||Bring Guitar Strap next time.|
|Note||Michael : Sparkling white wine is not recommended when undertaking violent exercise.|