On December 13, I had to go to my organisation’s holiday party. I honestly didn’t want to attend, but since I am one of the committee members, I felt like I had no choice but to go. Let’s just say I was a big scrooge about this party, and my introvertedness was rearing its huge head. All I could think is “Bah, humbug!” and I was certainly not in a holiday mood.
Today, though, was a different story. I saw several weeks ago that the 8th Army Band was going to do their annual holiday concert at the Seoul Arts Centre. I’d been to one of these concert years ago, and the fact that it’s held at the Seoul Arts Centre is a huge deal. Plus, this was going to be a FREE concert, so I invited one of my friends, who invited their friend, and we all met up to attend the concert. I was told that we needed to come to the venue early to pick up tickets, and I urged my friend to get there two hours early. We got there at 1:30, and I got our tickets. We were given the front row seats in the middle section of the auditorium. That made me ecstatic. It meant I didn’t have to deal with someone tall blocking my view, I had plenty of leg space, and I had a good view of the performers on stage.
Oh, this experience was FABULOUS. The opening number was Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12-24”, and that just set a great tone for the rest of the concert. The first part was performed by 8th Army Band, and the second part was performed by Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra, with Oh Miseon as the soprano opera superstar. Guh. I cannot express just how amazing everything was. Our seats, the songs, the performers . . . asdfjkl;asdfjkl;!!!
I am now in a bubbly holiday mood! :D Holiday concerts like these will always make me happy!