You’ve just gotta love this profession. No matter how many roadblocks get tossed in their path, musicians always seem to find a way around them, taking things in stride and laughing about it later with each other over either coffee or beer (depending on the hour!). Whether it’s butchering the Messiah by whacking the transposition button on the organ, dropping bows and breaking into hysterics mid-concert, or finding oneself face-to-face with a leering colleague just as they are about to play a big solo, musicians are often only a hair’s breadth away from making fools of themselves in very public settings.
The following series from 2007 describes a week filled with enough painful (yet strangely humorous) moments to warrant a series all its own:
Part 1 – Locked Out in the Cold
Part 2- Parking Nightmares
Part 3 – Behind the Scenery
Part 4- Look Out!