Sunday, December 04, 2005

End of year disco 

The end of year function and disco (that I organised the music and lights for) was a blast! We're all feeling weary today, and I bet there's a lot of tired kids and parents, as we went until midnight, in spite of one parent wanting to pull the plug a lot earlier - I politely declined as everyone else seemed really happy. (The pic is from a thankyou card one of the girls made for me - thanks, Sarah!).

Pic by Sarah B.There were lashings of Black Eyed Peas and a little Red Hot Chili Peppers in the vegie department, along with Gwen Stefani, Avril, Anastacia, Kelly Clarkson, Kylie, Pink, etc. for the girls, and Spiderbait, Gorillaz, Kings of Leon, The Killers, John Butler, etc. for the boys. And they all danced! Our precarious lashing up of the mirror-ball to a ceiling-fan bracket worked perfectly (one father joked it wouldn't kill any boys if it fell down - as they don't dance - but they did!).

My criteria in selecting music was it had to be danceable and no "f" word, as I didn't want the other parents to crucify me - so rock, pop, rap, whatever, as long as you could dance to it. In a context of current dance stuff from the likes of OutKast and The Scissor Sisters, even vintage novelties like Y.M.C.A. and Locomotion went down perfectly!

In other ways it was a poignant evening, as it's the end of one journey and for this particular group of parents and children. There were performances from the children, and a presentation showing the classes through the years (though we were comparatively late starters, being homeschoolers initially). We've all grown so much, in so many ways, through the years. There's nothing like having children to bring home the passage of time.

nice choice of music Ian! it seems everybody had so much fun especially the children. jsut love reading this post.
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