Music and Mickey

It’s day three. We wake up in our hotel rooms. Everyone is shuffling to get down to the breakfast hall.  People are slowly adjusting to life on tour.

During breakfast, I had an interesting conversation with David Black, Connor McGinnis, and Chase Engel. We ended up talking about artificial intelligence and what it actually meant to be human. If a machine has the capacity to experience emotions and contain more information than an organic life-form, does it make human life obsolete? It was way too early for such a deep conversation. I think the conversation started over a movie called Ex Machina.

We played our next concert at St. James Cathedral School. The kids loved all of the music, and they couldn’t stop laughing at the Cheezies performance. The Cheezies are an acapella group that consist of twelve members of the Glee Club. After that, we went out to the field and played soccer with the kids. Screams of joy were heard each time someone would score a goal.

Nathan Callender, the president, organized some of the kids together and had a small talent contest. The kids all took turns doing handstands, flips, and somersaults. He did a great job involving them, and they seemed to enjoy the experience.

Casey Wood was approached by a few of the school girls.

“Would you give us a piggyback ride?” An innocent girl asked.

Casey immediately obliged and brightened her day. Good feelings were in the air, and we then got back on the bus to move to our next location. 

Next, we went to Disney Springs. It was essentially the shopping plaza for Disney World. I walked around with a large group of people going from shop to shop checking out the merchandise. Some people went bowling and others went on a hot air balloon ride. I bought my girlfriend a Disney Keychain.

After the Disney shopping spree, we arrived at St. James Cathedral in Orlando. The cathedral was pristine. There were religious murals that covered the walls, and decadent marble sprawled across the floor. The acoustics were out of this world. I cannot put it in words; if I had to pick a word to describe the sound, I would call it angelic. Although the crowd was smaller than the other shows we had, people were moved to tears. If only we could sing here every day.

After the concert, we drove back to the hotel to get some rest. On bus one, we did what was called a ‘loddy-loddy.’ It consisted of singing a repetitive line over and over again with one person filling in some rhymes that are comical. After a few loddy-loddy rounds, people were going crazy with laughter on our bus. It was a great way to end the day.

Until tomorrow. 

Andrew Kondik, copywriter