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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Angela conducts the Boston Pops!

We call it the Angela phenomenon. Everywhere she goes, things just HAPPEN. When she was 2 1/2 she was in a national newspaper magazine that went to every house in the country that subscribed to the Sunday paper, her picture the full size of the page. She has been in our local state newspaper a couple of times, mentioned on the radio a time or two, and two appearances on the Jumbotron in Time Square. Then there are all the times when she's just GOTTEN something. I know most people wouldn't consider being the recipient of a Make A Wish "lucky", but Angela sure felt special! Anyway, it's very strange, but it keeps happening to her. 

Today was another one of those days.

We were just getting ready to be discharged from Boston Children's when the Child Life person said the Boston Pops would be playing downstairs, and would we like to come? So we went, injured animals in tow.

When we got there, we were asked if Angela wanted to be their guest conductor! We sat through the show, including Emmy Rossum, star of Phantom of the Opera who came to Boston just for this performance.

We sang some more songs, the it was Angela's turn. As always, Angela put on a good show in her striped pajama pants and "Boston" t-shirt! LOL Conductor Keith Lockhart took her hand and helped her to her place on stage.

She took her conductors stick, and turned to the orchestra, "Ready guys? 1....2....3 Hit it!" and they played.

At the end she took a grand bow....twice. ROFL

Yet another "Once in a lifetime" moment for Angela.


datri said...

Oh, that gave me chills! Wonderful! Angela is amazing!

Susan said...

You have been making me smile ALL DAY LONG! Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

That is seriously a Great story!!!

Kathie Brinkman said...


My name is Sarah said...

OMG!!!! I can't believe this. What until TJ sees this. He is a huge Keith Lockhart fan. Way to go Angela:)

Sheila said...

What can you say, the girl's got style! What a great story! Thanks for brightening my night!

Lund7 said...

Are you serious!!??? That is awesome that she conducted the orchestra!!! She looks great!!!