Seeing your daughter’s 4th grade music recital is not quite like watching an Andrew Lloyd Webber play on Broadway.
For one thing, it’s in a school gymnasium. With a very small stage.
So small, in fact, that it couldn’t fit the kids that were performing. So instead, they all sat in chairs on the gym floor in front of the stage.
Making matters worse, there weren’t enough seats for the parents who wanted to attend. Which meant that I had to stand in the far back of the room.
That’s when a few enterprising parents noticed there were some empty chairs up on the stage itself. So they sat there.
On the stage.
It looked like this:
It created an odd effect, because that is how a play or opera would be staged. The performers on the stage, the orchestra down below.
Only these “performers” were just sitting there.
Still, you couldn’t help stare at them because they were on stage.
And that is when my favorite moment occurred.
And the best part of all was that sometimes he texted while holding the smartphone down at his side.
As though he was hiding it.
As though he wasn’t on stage in front of 600 people.
Beat that, Andrew Lloyd Webber.