Sunday, April 21, 2013

365 Poems: When we sing, we soar

Day 102

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Of course we watched the Red Sox game on Saturday, and, as happened at the Bruins game last week, the emotinoal Boston crowd was called upon to sing the National Anthem. Goosebumps.

Why don't stadiums always let the crowd sing it? It accomplishes, and means, so much more than when celebrity singers who -- in all deference to their talents -- often butcher the song in order to 'make it their own'.

Or have our service men and women, or our service bands and choirs, perform it. They always do a great job. Or kids.

Really--who tunes into a sporting event to see a star sing? Too many performances are cring-worthy. Too few are moving.

When we sing together -- we soar.

1 comment:

  1. To your thoughts expressed in Paragraphs 2,3, and 4, I could not agree more. Whenever a celebrity is announced to sing the National Anthem, I cringe. On occasion I am pleasantly surprised but those occasions are few and far between, unfortunately.