This weekend, my Daiko assemble participated in Earth Week festival at RPI. Since I am technically not a musician, I did not think that prof. Matsue will let me play. To my surprise, she insisted. So I signed up and began the journey. The actual concert was on Sunday evening but the last rehearsal was on Saturday morning. I took a lot of pictures so I decided to narrate what happened through the pictures. So many things happened so I cannot put all of it in one post so this post is only what happened on Saturday.
On Saturdays, I usually sleep till 11am. I had a lot of struggle waking up that Saturday morning. Fortunately, my friend woke me up so I made to the bus. We arrived around 9am.
After the drums we carefully placed on the stage, we went to get breakfast.
After breakfast, we went outside to warm up our bodies.
After that, we went on stage for a couple of hours. When it came time to take a break, I was already sleeping.
I did not take any picture of the performances because I was playing. In general, Saturday was a long day. We played all day. We had so many run troughs and not enough breaks. I spent more than 6 hours on that stage. (part 2 continues on the next post)