I just got home from the Little Falls Flyer Band Indoor Marching Concert and if you weren’t there, you really missed a fabulous show.  The band rocketed through scads of songs in about two hours.  It was a high-energy performance, starting with band members lining up in the aisles of the Charles Martin Auditorium, marching to the drums on stage and periodically yelling HUP!  There were dancers, lighting effects, dry ice smoke, a cast of Star Wars characters (including Darth Vader), and an Elvis impersonator.  The line-up of songs makes me feel old, being as how so many of them are songs from my childhood.  Ted Nugent’s “Cat Scratch Fever,” AC/DC’s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” Elvis’s “Viva Las Vegas” (I was thankful they weren’t doing the Viva Viagra version), Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop,” and “What I Like About You,” which was performed by The Romantics in the 1980s.  The band’s percussion section performed the finale.  The percussionists are a fun bunch and the wrapped up the show with a performance that used some unusual instruments.

If you missed tonight’s performance, you still have a chance to catch the show.  The band will be repeating the performance on Monday, November 19, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. at The Charles Martin Auditorium in the Little Falls High School.  Tickets are only $5 for adults and $3 for children, a steal considering the quality of the show.

Clapping my fins in delight,

Phineas F. A. Pickerel

P.S.  The audience must have taken Nancy Kapsner’s instruction on proper behavior to heart as it was impeccably well behaved.

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