Friday, June 24, 2011

Sound of Music?

Have we been transported back in time to when everyone in Hungary wore fancy clothes instead of looking like Americans?

Nope1 These are just performers in the Sopron Folk Festival, sort of like the folk festival at the end of Sound of Music when the von Trapp family makes their escape from the Nazis. The first act we saw were these drummers. They were great with lots of showmanship, just what Thompsons are trained to look for. Notice that their drums are garbage cans, washboards, and various industrial containers--

Next up was this band playing Hungarian folk music. Here is a snippet.

They were followed by these horn players. Do you feel like the von Trapp family should be coming up soon?

There were lots of slap dancers for the rest of the evening.

The following is about as close as we got to hearing "auf wiedersehen--good night" sung to us. This last group sang and the little kids entertained us with their jig.

I guess we'll have to wait until we get home for our grandkids to sing to us. But I'm sure they'll all enjoy learning some slap dancing. Get ready to follow grandpa's lead.

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