Opening a Stadium

The track and field part of the stadium and car park
The track and field part of the stadium and car park

Being part of a band you are sometimes called upon to play on important occasions where they feel they need someone to play. So this Sunday I set off to Ålgård, in the local community of my band, to play at the official opening of their new large athlete stadium. They now have a new football stadium and some training fields and also a great stadium for track and field. With good wardrobes and seating required

Football stadium with the club motto
Football stadium with the club motto

At the opening, in addition to the band, the Mayor and the leader of the sports board gave speeches, the teams and groups whom are getting to use the new stadiums marched in to the field with their flags and the kids had a chance to win medals by trying out different sports.

Flags in the wind
Flags in the wind

The weather was sunny, but a bit windy so it was a bit difficult to see the sheet music, but the gig went ok and we got a lot of applause. And as I sat in the car to drive home the rain started, I was thankful that didn’t happen only moments before!

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14 thoughts on “Opening a Stadium

  1. When our band welcomed a group of international kayakers it was a cool and damp day. It was nearly impossible to keep the stringed instruments tuned. It was challenging, but fun.j

      1. I fell in love with the Clarinet after going to an Acker Bilk concert back in the sixties. My father sent me for lessons. But once I’d masteres ‘Stranger on the Shore’ I stopped going. 😉

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