Now, to Kenya! Rajasthan, Mexico, China, Brazil!
Bruce's school, TISB, threw their annual multicultural day on Friday. Every year each class picks a country to learn about, and this year Bruce' class learned about Kenya. This entails all sorts of facts about the country as well as some hands on learning including eating cultural foods, having a crafts day (which we got to participate in) to make things that pertain to the country they are learning about, for Kenya it was stuff like headbands, chokers, anklets, shields, and paper mache masks. Every day Bruce would tell us something new about Kenya, such as what the big 5 animals are, or that the capital of Kenya is Nairobi. All of this learning culminates in the Multicultural Day.
There were quite an array of countries presented: Spain, Kenya, Rajasthan (state in Northern India), Greece, Mexico, China, Vietnam, and Brazil. For Bruce's class they all dressed as Masai warriors (another fact Bruce informed us of) and answered some questions about Kenya in front of everyone, and then they did their Kenya dance. Bruce was fantastic. He told the audience the capital of Kenya is Nairobi and then he wowed us with the dance he had been working hard on. We are very proud of Bruce and how he has retained the information he learned. We were also excited to see Stella, her class did "Rajasthan" and their dance and costumes were amazing. It was so fun to watch the children that we know so excited to display their knowledge of the countries they were presenting. Truly an amazing production by the TISB teachers, administrators, students, etc. Well done, well done! We absolutely love TISB, and are thrilled that Bruce is attending such an amazing school.
Now onto the Guns n' Roses Concert!
Wow. I mean WOW! Was excited to go to this concert, wasn't sure what to expect as we all know, Guns n' Roses is now Axl and some "other guys", and well Axl no longer looks like the Axl we remember dancing so serpent like with the microphone. Boy were we wrong. I don't know if it was listening to so many favorite songs with the band literally just a few feet in front of us under a starlit night and fantastic weather or what. It was an amazing concert and we all had a fantabulous time. Did not expect that, and didn't know what to expect buying Gold tickets instead of Platinum, at the end of the evening though we were left completely satiated of good music, good company and a good time. Here is my guest blogger John, to tell you of his experience of Guns n' Roses.
We were in the very front, only two security in front of us and we had a great view of the band since they were only about 10 feet away when they came to our side of the stage. I was stoked when the played my favorites like Nighttrain and Civil War, but definitely the highlight was during Sweet Child o' Mine where Cynthia is up against the front row and I am behind her with my arms wrapped around her. Axl came over to our side of the stage right up to us, sang one of the verses and then gave us a point before he headed off. Great stuff! We ended up staying upfront for almost the whole duration of the concert. Even though it was crowded it wasn't any worse than any other concert we've been to that was standing room only. The show definitely exceeded my expectations bigtime. It was also the first time Cynthia and I went to a concert together in over 8 years that we've been together. Yes, really, I don't count the Madonna concert.
Thank you John. I had John write about the concert because I am more easily impressed than he is and believe me he was impressed. We all were, even Erika who swore the music Gods would strike her down for going to this concert,lol, had a great time. When John and I finally left the front row it was because at this time we were seriously thirsty and needed to drink something,anything, and unfortunately by the time we got to the beer counter, they were out. Dry. Our good friends Matt and Suman then came to the rescue (Erika and Tori had gone for a beer run earlier in the concert but could not make their way back up thru the crowd so Suman and Matt went to join them to make sure they were ok and most likely to drink beer too) and pointed us in the direction of a security guard who had stashed some warm Buds earlier and was selling them for 250 rupees each. Yes it was warm. But it was Budweiser! lol, you just don't know what you miss until you go without for so long....
Anyway, we hung out, we danced, we sang we marveled at what a great show was being put on. We were are all giddy and laughing and amazed that GnR really came through. I'm really looking forward to the next good band that comes to town. Here are some pics from the concert. Oh wait, and did I mention that the next day a picture of us made it in the Bangalore Mirror, the headline read "When Guns 'n' Roses came knocking on Bangalore's door". Haha! Coolio man. Coolio.
I have alot of other pics but they won't download for some reason. But when we get together, I'll show them to you:)
I have decided to dedicate a whole post to the Make a Wish event. It was a wonderful experience and I want to write all about it and it needs it's own post, so I will work on that tomorrow and will include many, many pics.
Ok, so it's getting late now, after 11p.m. good night for now. Very tired, but will write again tomorrow I promise.
Love and hugs.