Monday, August 18, 2008

"No Rain, No Rain, No Rain . . . "

Sara and 199 other guitarists got rained on Friday evening, thus preventing them from playing Rhys Chatham's Crimson Grail for 200 Guitars.

It was still a pretty great time--the rain delayed the start and put off the final cancellation-decision, which meant that the other music was played from the stage to an audience of people clinging to, hiding behind and peering around their umbrellas. It was a large audience despite the rain. And it didn't thin much during the rain.

New Yorkers will put up with a lot in the search for new experiences. They're also a pretty understanding bunch when the game gets called on account of the risks inherent in plugging-in two hundred power chords in a downpour.

It seems that everyone's trying to come up with a make-up date solution, but in the meantime, you can get a glimpse of what might have been over here at Brooklyn Vegan . . .


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