May 17th, 2014

rosey!

One More Time Around Again Marching Band Concert

Today was the One More Time Around Again Marching Band Concert, at Pioneer Courthouse Square, in downtown Portland, Oregon. (They call the Square, Portland's Living Room... smile...)

We had lovely weather for the event! And there was a wonderful turnout from the band and a great showing for viewers, too! It's extremely moving to hear this HUGE band play, by the way -- and they're very good! There are more than 500 members -- so it may be the largest band in the world. I often say they're the best band in the world, as they have such a wonderful sound!

Photo Share!

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Marilyn and I loved it! I even cried during it. There's something so wonderful about standing in a huge crowd of people and sharing amazing music as a group. It's hard to express...

We spent much of the day SLEEPING (catching up on sleep we've been missing, I guess). We're in the midst of it all right now -- so much going on! The Half Marathon (and 10K) are in the morning, plus we have a ton of errands to run. So tomorrow will be another big day.

The festival officially starts next Friday -- but we have things going on every single day now! So I'll have to make a real effort to keep blogging.

Sorry I'm not reading and commenting as much as usual. Just so swamped. Hopefully I'll be back to it in about a month, now!

(Yes, we were going to go shopping tonight -- we really need to. But we slept, instead. So damn tired! Hopefully we'll get that shopping done tomorrow, along with everything else... sigh...)