Oh how they danced….
HOW TO WIN YOUR AUDIENCE OVER WITH LARGE PROPS:
STEP 1.) Receive an email from a girl named Melissa who reminds you that your Philly show happens to be on the first night of Hannuka (also spelled Channukkahh) and requests you sing “Dreidl Dreidl Dreidl” to mark the occasion.
STEP 2.) Ask Moria in the Guster Office if anyone can build a ten foot paper mache menorah to be lowered from the ceiling of the Electric Factory in time for the show.
STEP 3.) Read email aloud at the Philly show.
STEP 4.) Launch into Dreidl Song while some union guy lowers gigantic menorah, built by Moria’s mom’s art class, from ceiling of club. Pray no one suffers a head injury.
STEP 5.) Have the youngest member of your band spew some Hebrew into the microphone. It doesn’t matter if you spew a Passover prayer, no one knows the difference.
STEP 6.) Have SWOOP, the Philadelphia Eagles’ mascot come on stage to “light” the menorah with a toilet plunger.
STEP 7.) Have your lead singer plug in wiring that illuminates two of the candles at the moment SWOOP’S plunger makes contact with the menorah.
STEP 8.) Launch into “Either Way,” your big power ballad.
It was nice to pull off a stunt like that relatively smoothly after the Hammerstein debacle. Many thanks to Moria’s mom for all her hard work. Those of you who plan to try this at one of your own rock concerts might want to reference the helpful photos below:
For the encores we asked our friend Rachel to join us and play fiddle while her face was obscured by a microphone. She agreed to the conditions and we played “Jesus On The Radio” (aka Joe Song) and “Window” with her. Our friend Todd was on stage painting us for the second half of the set too, in case any of you were wondering who the guy painting us was.