Cockatoos are renowned music loving parrots. Dancing and singing are two of my favorite hobbies. There is almost always music playing at my house. Sometimes I listen. Occasionally I dance. I often sing along. Last summer I went to my first live music concert and learned that music is not only made by the black boxes in the house and car. Groups of people with different things, called instruments, attached to various parts of their bodies including their faces can make music too. Yesterday, I got to see one such group of people, March Fourth Marching Band, for the Out To Lunch free concert series at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle.
It was quite a surprise to hear music I often dance to at home coming from all those finely dressed people on the stage. Not only did March Fourth play songs I have heard at home and in the car but they had dancers, regular human sized and extra tall. It was fascinating, to say the least. A lot of concert attendees danced, including Bethany, but I mostly just listened and watched. There were a couple of times I was inspired to dance and the crowd cheered for me [editors note: many people were happy to see Leo but it is unlikely anyone was cheering for him.]
As a cockatoo who has visited nine states, Olympic, Arches and Grand Canyon National Parks, I have seen a lot of amazing things. But adventures that involve music certainly make me happy. It's true that we listen to music on road trips and we even sing songs [editors note: sometimes the same song, over and over and over and over again...] but an adventure that is all about music is pretty remarkable. Especially one with a fabulous Cascadian band like March Fourth. Seeing March Fourth in concert was almost like a long road trip; there was a great rhythm, some blues, a lot of soul and a little funk. People were smiling, taking tons of pictures and grooving to the beats. And as a music loving cockatoo, I can't imagine a better afternoon in the park.
Have you been lucky enough to see March Fourth Marching Band in concert? Have you ever shared the dance floor with a cockatoo... or a stilt walker?
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