From the Middletown Eye blog comes some highly complimentary coverage and video of this weekend’s “thunderous and exhilarating” WesTaiko Japanese Drumming concert, which took place in the CFA’s World Music Hall. Tickets sold out quickly in advance, but Eye reporters weren’t deterred:
We didn’t go far, just around to the side of the building where we perched on a wall with a bunch of other onlookers, and got a glimpse through the plate glass. This perspective visually turned out to be rather interesting as we got a good side view of the drummers’ arms pumping up and down like machinery. We couldn’t get anyone inside to acknowledge our pleas to raise the horizontal slat blinds up, and the sound was muted compared to inside the theater, but it was still plenty visible and audible, even thunderous as promised.
Oh, but they like us, they really like us:
The weather was very pleasant so it was actually nice to enjoy the show from outside, but next year I will be sure to get my tickets in advance. I am always awed by the vast quantity and quality of talent and entertainment that Wesleyan brings to Middletown and makes available to the public at reasonable prices.
Awww. Much love @ you too, Middletown Eye—thnx fr the cvrage, and all-around thorough reporting. Here’s some side-view video footage