This evening I went to see my niece and nephew perform in their school talent show. Both of them did a great job. My 11-year-old niece did a dance routine to the song "Barbra Streisand" by Duck Sauce. I had heard of neither the song nor the band before she asked my husband to edit the song down to 2:25.
My 6-year-old (almost 7) nephew did a light saber routine of his own choreographing to a rocked-out version of the "Star Wars" theme, which was apparently such a huge hit when he performed it at the school earlier in the day that the girls were chasing him around the playground at recess. I'm glad to see that being a dead-serious "Star Wars" fan is not a social faux pas at his age.
The talent show organizers had two genius ideas:
- Limit each performance to two-and-a-half minutes.
- Have a DJ insert interstitial music for the changeovers.
So it was actually pretty entertaining throughout, although they needed disclaimers on the program for the old people, e.g. "School's Out" (not Alice Cooper) and "Shake It Up" (not The Cars). That would have saved us all some disappointment.
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