After receiving many requests to shoot video of a Wolf Trap lawn rush from the loge, I captured some video prior to last night's performance of Not the Messiah! (He's a Very Naughty Boy,) which as a side note, was phenomenal. Clearly, you have to be a Monty Python fan to appreciate Eric Idle's wildly eccentric sense of humor, meaning that this was no ORDINARY evening with the NSO, but the 5000 plus people in attendance last night ranging from ages 10 - 80 proved that the Python style of humor truly transcends generations. It's still, somehow, so incredibly relevant. Some choice highlights from the show:
1) A flock of multi-racial sheep, one of which was named Shiniqua.
2) Idle channeling Bob Dylan through a 3 minute solo song complete with acoustic guitar and harmonica
3) Idle playing a leafblower (I'm totally serious.) He actually got down on his knees and wailed like a rockstar.
4) 5000 people singing along and rocking back and forth during the show closing number "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."
I hope some of you were able to attend this special performance, as it's only been performed 3 times in the U.S., and is scheduled for only a small handful of dates throughout the remainder of 2008.
Check out lawn rush footage below from the upper level of the loge. Also, I've posted another video of some Wolf Trap interns being just basically, ridiculous.
Enjoy the weekend!