A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance

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A bit of a flashback, just back to Alice Springs… When looking at things to do in Alice Springs I came across the Sounds of Starlight Theatre.  We would have loved to attend the Didgeridoo Show Outback, but it was a bit over our budget so I crossed it off our list.  The caravan park we stayed at in Alice had a didgeridoo presentation on the weekend so we thought we’d go see what that was like.  I was so surprised when it turned out to be the guy from the theatre, Andrew Langford! A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance | How Many More Minutes? He played a good number of songs and incorporated many different sounds, just a taste of what his multimedia performance would be like at the theatre.  TurboBug (2) had all the grey nomads smiling as he danced to the music.  :)  He talked about the history of the didgeridoo, how they are made, and gave all sorts of tips on how to play one, even having us puff out our cheeks and practice circular breathing at one point.  It was like a mini version of one of his workshops. A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance | How Many More Minutes? He showed us several instruments including this curly didgeridoo, I can’t remember what it’s called.  He had a couple of these for sale, they were beautiful.  He also showed us that you can use something as simple as PVC pipe for a didgeridoo! A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance | How Many More Minutes? He left those PVC pipe didgeridoos out along with that curly one for anyone to have a go.  This was all taking place in the camp kitchen with the playground right next to it, all the kids were coming and going (not just ours!) during the presentation but they all gathered around at the end to try out the didgeridoos. A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance | How Many More Minutes? A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance | How Many More Minutes? A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance | How Many More Minutes?A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance | How Many More Minutes? A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance | How Many More Minutes? A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance | How Many More Minutes? A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance | How Many More Minutes? A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance | How Many More Minutes? A Surprise Didgeridoo Performance | How Many More Minutes? This caravan park had weekly activities scheduled for most nights, the didgeridoo performance took place every weekend.  They also had a lovely pancake breakfast once a week, I’ve never seen such a production!  So many pancakes and they have their whole system down pat.  All the batter was in huge buckets and they have a large cooking surface on the back of a ute, they would make a couple dozen at once, all plate-size.  One poor guy’s job was to carefully peel off the pancake on top of the stack and place it on your plate.  He never got a break, just as he’d get to the end of his pile they’d be ready with more.  They had all different kinds of syrups, from maple to chocolate.  We all enjoyed our multiple servings, I’ll never make pancakes again without thinking of those guys with their pancake ute!

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