27th October You might think I’d have worn full make-up at least once by the time I reached 50, but you’d be wrong. Greasepaint for panto/theatre, yes; a little mascara, occasionally, but otherwise no. However, this being the occasion of the annual Barbershop Convention, it was a mandatory requirement in order to perform barbershop with a chorus, Mainstreet Sound. The Convention was also a first – I don’t even like barbershop as a genre, but have to admit that performing on stage was fun and standing up with maybe 1,000 others to join in a 4 part harmony of Lazy Days, rather amazing.
Marks: 7/10 for the make-up – a pleasant surprise that even though the blue eyeshadow was slightly startling, I didn’t wind up looking like a monster – and 8/10 for performing barbershop in public – after all the practice, we ended up performing something like our best, moves and all. Looking forward to the DVD.