Here’s that awesome “concert”
First week at a new internship, and on Friday I was invited by my new coworkers to a concert. Cool, I thought, except that the free tickets were gone and scrounging one from someone who couldn’t actually go didn’t pan out.
So, sans ticket, I headed to the National Endowment of the Arts National Heritage Fellows Concert and they let me in no problem. The guy checking tickets pulled an extra one straight out of his pocket for me.
This concert wasn’t exactly a concert, though. They were honoring all of these people from around the country who have been key figures in preserving different aspects of American heritage. There was a church choir from rural Maryland, a Tejano singer, an Irish step dancer, a Ukrainian embroiderer (from Philadelphia!), and a Mohawk basket maker. How do baskets and embroidery fit into a concert, you may ask? The nice old Mohawk man and the emotional Ukrainian lady talked a little about their crafts and showed some examples while the emcee joked around. They really pulled it off well. It was a night of inspirational people and some great music and dance as well. When will I be so awesome?