A review of 50 first experiences

First 15 &16 – Make-up and barbershop

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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.

Will I scare the children?


Author: sarahnow50

I turned 50 in June and have decided to write about some of the new experiences that happen to me over the next 12 months, not in a show-off way, but to remind myself (and any others that access this) that new experiences happen in all shapes and sizes. I suppose I'm looking at ways to remind myself of the positives. I'm also hoping this will spark off taking steps in a few different directions - what, I don't yet know.

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