Last night many local residents of Cloverdale spent what seemed to many an eternity listening to the strained melodies of our local Comprehensive School's Choir performing their Summer Concert. Normally the concert is held at the village commons, but due to a pending storm the organizers moved the concert to the school's auditorium.
Of course I attended to support our local students, as did many others in the village (mind you, many stopped at the village's two pubs for a quick one to get them through the nearly hit notes, sung by vocal chords struggling with puberty, and a flurry of missed beats. I believe the ones off beat were the ones I saw standing on the Choir's back row. They were texting on their cell phones while they sang).
The casual hour long concert was stopped at two hours thanks to a power outage supplied by the Grace of God and a good lightening strike on the transformer outside of the village on Highway 1.
It was a night never to be forgotten.
And, to give you a taste of what you missed, a video of one of the numbers.