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Cold Easter Weekend

Well, it looks like Easter weekend's going to be a cold one. After all the wonderful warm weather we've been having lately, I'm not too keen on the idea of a cold Easter morning -- especially since I'll be roaming the streets all night prior to a graveyard sunrise service. With a trumpet. A cold, metal trumpet. Standing outside. At the coldest time of day.

Fortunately, I'm not feeling sick. My allergies aren't kicking in (yay for local honey!). So I should be just fine for the Easter activities. I'll *really* try to get some rest prior to the band activities -- by turning in early Friday night and/or taking a nap on Saturday.

I just wish it wasn't going to be cold. And I hope it doesn't rain.

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carrie
Apr. 5th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
It's going to be in the 70s here, ahhhh....
naqerj
Apr. 5th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, it could be just after midnight, like it is for us!
drmellow
Apr. 5th, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
I'd actually prefer just after midnight -- it's normal for me to still be awake at that time, anyway. And it's not as cold around midnight as it is just before dawn. As it is, we start playing at 2:00am, play around the neighborhood for a bit (like Christmas carols, but with horns, and in the middle of the night, and no singing), then take a break for breakfast before the sunrise service.
naqerj
Apr. 5th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Perhaps one of these days, you could come visit our Pascha (Easter) services; they're pretty mind-blowing. Pascha is way, way, way, way bigger for us than even Christmas is for most American Christians. There are moments when one almost expects the Second Coming to occur right in the middle of that night.

In most years, Western and Eastern paschal celebrations are 1 to 5 weeks apart, so there will be ample opportunities. (This year is an exception.)
drmellow
Apr. 5th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome. I would very much enjoy that one of these days.
sidelobe
Apr. 6th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
Suck it up, dude. I can't tell you how many halftime shows I did at night in the snow. I have an OLD pair of white gloves that you can borrow. They help more than you might think.
eagle243
Apr. 7th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
Why are you going to be "roaming the streets all night... with a trumpet"?
drmellow
Apr. 7th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
It's what I do every Easter. The most detailed explaination is probably my post from 2002, but many of the other ones contain good info (pictures, voice posts) about it, too.
eagle243
Apr. 7th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
So it's just a drmellow tradition? :)
drmellow
Apr. 7th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
More accurately, it's a several-hundred year old Moravian tradition. I've been participating the past handful of years.
eagle243
Apr. 7th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
Ah, gotcha - that's a really interesting tradition.
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