Today was King's Day in The Netherlands -- a day started many years ago to celebrate the birthday of the reigning Monarch. It has evolved into a great holiday. Traditions include wearing orange clothing, kids setting up "stands" to sell their old toys & junk and general partying by all.
|This is the view of our village's shopping street. Both sides are lined with kids selling their treasures.|
Grant's Barbershop Quartet, The Close Shaves, took advantage of the opportunity to perform, and more important, to try and get some money in return. They've got a set of about 10 songs and they went through that 2-3 times. Their location wasn't ideal (most people get to the street around 8 or 9 to get the best spots) but they had steady listeners. In the end the take was around 60 euros -- not bad for a beginning group. Like most start-ups very little of the money made it home; it was immediately invested in lunch.
|75% of the group warmed up at our house.|
|Note that all members are appropriately attired in orange.|
|For you Jersey Boys fans -- "four guys under a lamp post signing somebody else's songs"|