News, but not the serious kind
Von Trapped with no way out?
What’s wrong, Blog Guy? You look very frightened and upset.
I am. A neighbor told me about an event involving Nazis and dog bites and bee stings and…and…maybe yodeling.
You know that 1965 Julie Andrews movie, “The Sound of Music,” about a woman who works for a naval officer in a land-locked country as the governess for his hundreds of obnoxious children?
Those kids! Liesl and Hansel and Gretel and Sneezy and Goofy and….
That’s the one. Well, there’s an event coming where they show that movie on a huge screen, and people sing along and wear costumes and stuff like that.
Are there good seats left?
I don’t think they use seats. I suspect they just strap you to a rough post, standing up and facing the screen. I believe they show the six-hour Director’s Cut, complete with 22 additional songs, many of them in German.
Six hours of standing up and singing? I’d fall asleep.
Wait. You live in Washington DC, right? Won’t the authorities notice carloads of nuns and Nazis and goat herders converging on the capital?
No, it’s going to be held over in Virginia. You can do anything there. Here’s their Website. It says, “Sing along with Julie! Wave your Edelweiss!”
That’s just wrong. They want you to “wave your Edelweiss” in public?
Like I said, it’s in Virginia.
Top: Maria von Trapp, daughter of Austrian Baron Georg von Trapp, plays a guitar and sings with traditionally dressed children in front of her former home, Villa Trapp, in Salzburg, July 24, 2008. Maria is staying in the house for the first time since her family fled the Nazi regime to the United States in late 1938. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Left: “Sound of Music” poster
Right: Screen grab from Singalong Website.