Saturday, July 02, 2005

What I learned at the Omani music tent - huzzah for cultural exchange!

1. You know the party is really getting started when the oboist lays down and rolls.
2. People look hot playing the bagpipes, literally and figuratively.
3. Carpeting feels damn good to dance on, especially when the stage had previously been made up of interlocking blocks that pinched when you stepped on them.
4. A person can look good wearing an Ikea tablecloth.
5. There is something magical about dancing next to a really loud drum. You're dancing, others are dancing around you, and the drum is so loud and so near that it modifies your heartbeat. Just a little. And you get to be on someone else's terms, if only for a moment.