Foot Tappin’, Hand Clappin’, and Knee Slappin’!

Every once in a while it is good to set aside work and find something else to do.  And that’s just what the Boss and I did last Friday evening, April 12.  With tickets in hand that were bought before Christmastime, we headed to Red Deer Memorial Center with a couple friends.  When we arrived, the parking lot was full!  We took that to mean a good thing….except that meant we missed the first couple of minutes of the concert.  Upon entering and out of curiosity, I asked at the ticket booth attendant if the show was a sellout.  He said “Yep, except for 1 ticket!”  Whew! Good thing I had pre-purchased tickets far in advance!  Our designated seats were in the 2nd and 3rd rows from the front and about 15 feet from a set of speakers – we were sure to hear every sound!  Sure enough, we were not disappointed.  The drummer was an interesting fella to watch as he also played a variety of percussion instruments.  I always get a kick out of watching bass guitar players – they have the most interesting head moves. And then there was the guy who played bagpipes, harmonica and a whole whack of different flutes and pipes – he could even play two at a time!  Oh, and there was the most talented piano player, a younger man, and boy could he make that piano sing!  I loved watching his fingers fly across the keys and all with no written music to look at!  The center of attention though, was Natalie MacMaster.  Besides being a mother of 5 children, she sure is a fine fiddler and tap dancer.  Smart too – she does her exercises while she works!  It was a wonderful two hours of foot tappin’, hand clappin’ and knee slappin’!