Hello friends! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but you can’t get rid of me that easily…
Last month (and last year – how is it already 2015?!), TP took a trip to Palisades Elementary School in Capistrano Beach for one of the last Arts Teach shows of 2014. In case you weren’t aware, you can see the ocean from this school, which is the coolest thing ever.
Doug and I arrived at the school bright and early on a slightly drizzly morning – I should mention that I love rainy weather, and seeing as we don’t get a lot of it in Orange County, I was pretty jazzed. While we waited for the others to arrive, we sat in the car eating our Starbucks breakfast and jamming out to the Rent soundtrack.
Once the van arrived, we unloaded and set up in the multipurpose room. Once we set up the stage, we started getting ready for the first of our three shows.
I’ve actually never done a school show before, so I was a little nervous to perform for the kids. It turned out to be even more fun than the average gig, though; the kids were very responsive and laughed at everything. A word of advice if you’re looking to make kids laugh – dance as weird as you possibly can. I felt like a rock star! My favorite part was when Bryan asked the youngest kids if they had any questions, and three kids proceeded to tell us how old their brothers were.
After the shows while we were packing up to leave, one kid poked his head out of his classroom and shouted the following at me: “Bye! You guys were actually cool!” And that was when I knew I had made it in life – a small child thought I was actually cool. You may all stand in line now. Autographs will be $20 each.
Thanks to Palisades Elementary School for bringing us out! I had a blast.