We get around a bit us Rockies when we are gigging, from a small village fete over the weekend to attending the ICC Women's World Cup. The girls from Sri Lanka and The West Indies battled or should I say 'batted' it out and I have to say I quite enjoyed it. Yes believe it or not I went from cricket hater to cricket 'this is not so bad' in the five or six hours I was there.
We arrived bright and breezy, well ok, I was just barely awake at the gates for 8.30am, I wondered what this early start was all about then I realised that is why it's called 'all day' cricket. I think it's safe to say we rocked the Derbyshire County Cricket Club and the sound was fabulous, proper posh mics that echoed our awesomeness around the ground and the whole of Derby. I like to think we had world domination as well but not sure Sky Sports included us. They will next time. How could you not? Next time? Get me! Oh I get carried away but I do love it. Rock Choir just makes me happy.
We were treated to VIP seats and the hospitality by the staff at the ground was fantastic. A good walk to and from our performance area but hey can't beat a bit of exercise on a Sunday. It was the perfect opportunity to clock up a few steps on those fit bit style devices. but I think we looked very professional walking out and very organised. I even manoeuvred well around cones and didn't trip on any cables. I'm impressed with us and I was there in amongst us all.
For each performance we sang three songs from the list which included:
Shut up and Dance with Me, A Little Respect, Uptown Girl and With a Little Help from my Friends. We were blessed with great weather and sang loud and proud. A great day and a delight to have taken part.
I went home and actually watched a bit of the England v Australia match which was being played in Bristol. Not sure I like watching it on the telly, I mean they didn't have Rock Choir for a start (well not that I know of) and it just seems to have a better atmosphere when you actually watch it being played on the pitch. The West Indies ladies went on to win by 47 runs which I believe is pretty good. Do I sound like I know what I'm talking about? I'm just new to the cricket thing but I think I would actually go again. England also won against Australia by 3 runs so they are looking good when they return to Derby this coming Wednesday (12th) to play New Zealand.
Thank you to Rock Choir for the opportunity and to Derbyshire County Cricket Club for allowing us to sing for you. If you would like to join Rock Choir you can come along for a free taster session, for all the information and to find your nearest session go to: www.rockchoir.com
Thanks for reading and I will be back tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday.
Take care for now.
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