18.11.07

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We were invited to attend the graduation ceremonies of the Colegio Blaise Pascal as one of our church members / students was graduating from computer studies. We attended, dutifully. I don't even remember having desire to attend anyone's graduation. Ever. Not even my two grads.

It was LOUD. Really LOUD. We couldn't even shout at each other to be understood. This was just the prelude music. It was as if they were pumping up a crowd for some concert or boxing match.

What is most ironic is that the sound is very bad. Feedback on occasion, but the music is clipping all the time. And then a man occasionally interrupts the music with some mundane announcement.

A couple weeks ago, I attended another graduation and they had big band and jazz music playing throughout the entire service.



This is during the national anthem.



The ceremony was being broadcast LIVE on a local radio station via cell phone. The announcer wasn't getting any messages from home base, but if I were home base, I would have just stuck on a CD and killed the show citing sound quality issues.

4 comments:

Sirdar said...

I HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME EVEN THOUGH THE MUSIC WAS REALLY LOUD. IT WAS PROBABLY A GOOD THING YOU WENT...TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR YOUR CHURCH MEMBER.

Debby said...

It sounds rediculous! Blaise looks so much like you when you were little in the photo plugging his ears...his hair cut mostly...I notice alot of empty seats....so I guess it was good you were there....Maybe they think the louder it is the more spectacular it is...???

Zaak said...

It was good I went, but good gravy! There is no way you can enjoy the proceedings, it's just a matter of trying to have a good time despite the circumstances. You can't hold a conversation during the hour and a half leading up to the event, so you just sit there and cover your ears.

They do think that the louder it is, the better it is, even if speakers are blown and if their is feedback.

The empty seats were for the grads after they marched. We were obliged to sit at the family table - right at the front. The place was packed.

dawn said...

Good you went. I hope your ears have recovered otherwise, I am not writing loud enough.