Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Bathroom Music

You know how sometimes there's music playing in public restrooms? In yet another example proving that working at a public radio station is never ordinary, I walked into the ladies' restroom this afternoon and nearly bumped into an opera singer performing an aria from Carmen.

And when I say performing, I mean she was all-out singing at the top of her lungs. The music was soaring through the restroom and reverberating off the walls (there are some really great acoustics in there). She was also wearing a gypsy blouse and peasant skirt and was barefoot. She was definitely embracing the part.

I did what I had come to do...all while being serenaded with my own personal opera performance. I felt a little bad about flushing the toilet right in the middle of her song.

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow. That is some serious confidence on her part. I can't say that I have ever experienced that before. Maybe I should work at a radio station. Hmmm....

gL said...

that's gross... being barefoot in a public bathroom...

Alyssa said...

I admit to rehearsing for a performance in a restroom. The mirrors provide good feedback on developing expressions. We used to do that all the time in high school. Most of the time, though, I would immediately stop whenever a non-castmember walked in.

Phil said...

I agree with gl.

Dana said...

yeah, I am pretty grossed out by the bare feet too...and then she is in there belting away while (what a bathroom is for) is going on and acting like nothing is going on...ew.

Still, very funny...I hope I don't have to walk in and go while someone is practicing bible study or prayer :)

gL said...

not to mention all the air that she is gulping in... think of what's in bathroom air... eww

Jonathan said...

I personally give her some major kudos...that's what I call dedication. Next time I hear some performer on the front row I'll know exactly what they were doing before they went to perform for us.

david morton said...

At least it wasn't Carman himself. That would be wierd.

Oh wait, you're talking about a different Carman.