Friday, October 24, 2008
Red Hot Rockin' Mama? Yes!!
A few weeks ago I wrote about my upcoming Ladies Rock Camp weekend. Well, this is the weekend. Today was the first of three days of Rock Camp. I played the drums – I can actually play a drum sequence! Someone even asked me if I’ve taken lessons. As I wrote a few weeks ago, I was really starting to regret signing up for this experience, but I also knew that if I went I’d come out of it with a true feeling of accomplishment. So, I pushed myself today. I pushed myself to meet people; I pushed myself to “fit in” in a very diverse group; and, best of all, I pushed myself to perform! When they asked for volunteers to make up a demonstration band, I raised my hand and went on stage, in the capacity of a musician, for the first time in my life. I wasn’t very good; I was actually quite hesitant about making any noise on my drums, but I got up on stage in front of a room full of strangers and performed. Wow! It felt almost as good as finishing the half-marathon last weekend. Actually, I expect Sunday’s more formal performance to equal or exceed the half-marathon high. Speaking of Sunday’s performance, I wasn’t sure I was going to give anyone the details, but here goes: for anyone interested, the Ladies Rock Camp Showcase is this Sunday, October 26th from 3:00 to 5:00 at Satyricon (located at 125 NW 6th in Portland). There is a $5 or $10 charge to enter (I assume that’s $5 for children and $10 for adults); the entrance fee is a benefit for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls. Rock on!