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    Category: Musical Mayhem

    Your Repo Needs No Redo

    | USA | Musical Mayhem

    (During my senior year of high school, I volunteer to stay after school to help out the theater department by painting sets for their next production. I’m a very quiet, unassuming girl who is well known for sticking to myself and not talking much and though I have no problems with the theater students, I only really have one friend in the group who knows me.)

    Theater Student #1: “Okay, I’m tired of listening to [local radio station notorious for playing the same handful of pop songs every hour or so]. Why don’t we put on someone’s iPod or something?”

    Theater Student #2: “Does anyone have anything with them?”

    Friend: “[My Name] has a book of CDs in her backpack. Our art teacher lets us listen to them during class because we got sick of the radio too.”

    Theater Student #1: “Yeah, but what does [My Name] really listen to? She looks like a Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus kind of girl.”

    (All of a sudden and with the best timing ever, my phone starts ringing. My ringtone is the song “Night Surgeon” from the hyper-violent musical film, Repo! The Genetic Opera, which I and many of the theater students are a huge fan of, and no one realizes it’s coming from my phone until I answer it.)

    Theater Student #1: “On second thought, I want to see these CD’s now!”

    Classic Violence

    | Blacksburg, VA, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Musical Mayhem

    (I overhear this after dropping my son off at cello lessons.)

    Teacher: *to two children* “Violins are NOT weapons!”

    D-Grade For Maturity

    , | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Musical Mayhem, Rude & Risque

    (We just received our notes from a festival my choir participated at. We had a song which had a high D (the note) the basses could not reach. The adjudicator had a suggestion for them.)

    Adjudicator: “In measure three of [Song], basses need more mouth space on the D.”

    (The entire choir burst out laughing.)

    The Teacher Isn’t Part Of Your World

    | LA, USA | Movies & TV, Musical Mayhem

    (I and two of my friends – all massive Disney fans – put together a little exposition of our classmates’ art in the hallway at the end of a term. The principal has to give his thumbs up after we are finished.)

    Principal: “Wow, guys, this looks great. I mean… look at this stuff!”

    Me: “Isn’t it neat?”

    Classmate #1: “Wouldn’t you say the collection’s complete?”

    Classmate #2: “Wouldn’t you say we’re the school who has everything?”

    (To this day, he probably has no idea why we erupted in laughter after that.)

    Death To The Derrière

    , | TX, USA | Language & Words, Musical Mayhem

    (It is during the annual UIL (University Interscholastic League) contest. As a requirement, all orchestras have to play three pieces for the concert portion of said contest. One of the pieces being performed by my group is called “Ase’s (pronounced ‘Ace’s’) Death”. As per contest rules, an announcer announces the pieces we are playing before we begin. However…)

    Announcer: “Today, the [My School] orchestra will be playing [Piece #1], Asses’ Death by Grieg, and [Piece #3].

    (I wonder if the announcer noticed some of the students snickering at that unfortunate mispronunciation.)

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