This past weekend we headed down Salt Lake City way to attend the MoTab Christmas Concert and check out the Temple Square lights, which are always an impressive feat! Whomever has to put those suckers up I do not envy! Imagine the headache! Firstly, I don’t think in my whole childhood we ever owned a string of lights that the whole strand stayed on for an entire season. Usually 2/3 of them would peter out somewhere close to Christmas and then my folks would cuss and vow to never buy lights again for the remainder of said season. Secondly, putting lights evenly on trees is a task in and of itself! Oh gracious lawsy providence… what usually happens when you get all the way to the top of the tree, you realize there is an uneven space near the bottom so take the whole thing off again and start from scratch.
Remind me to never do a job that requires that much patience… aka being a surgeon also. A few pictures from my nonprofessional camera… at night to boot… don’t expect much!
I did not get permission for this picture so I may be banished to the cellar… as you can see it was a veritable heatwave up in that there joint!
The reflecting pool… the white statues are Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus from behind…
We had great seats… right in front of the special door where only the VIPs could come in. I recognized a lot of famous folks, and made up that I saw a lot of others… like Elvis came… pretty sure of it… and Abraham Lincoln was there (minus his hat… that’s just rude to the people behind him!) In all seriousness, Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann walked in with an entourage and the whole crowd was standing up trying to get pictures on their cell phones. I could care less about politicians, so I was trying to get the lettuce leaf out of my back tooth instead. Time well spent, Whitney… time well spent! It was an awesome concerto! Special guests were Alfie Boe (original Jean Val Jean from Les Miserables) and Tom Brokaw… he with the newsworthy deep voice. They also had a special guest star, The Chocolate Bomber… the now 92-year-old Air Force pilot who garnered that name when he dropped candy to kids in Berlin during the war. It was a super cute story told by Mr. Brokaw! Thumbs up, SLC! Next time I’m going to need 70-degree temperatures and a vat of hot chocolate… you hear!?
Question of the Day: Have you been to any Christmas-related concerts this year? What’s your favorite Christmas song?