Sunday, October 26, 2014

Libera Tour Blog - Wonderful Washington Part 2

A mystery Libera boy has written the next installment of the Libera travel blog. You can read the whole thing here. I have a guess on who this is. Do you? lol.

First we are introduced to the cutest dog named Brownie that the boys got to play with while rehearsing at Good Shepherd Church. Of course, the boys travel with Moose, but there's nothing better than a live pet. I love how Brownie posed for the picture along with the boys. He's quite photogenic! 

Then it was off to Washington DC for "quickfire sightseeing"of the Washington Monument, the White House, and the Lincoln Memorial. This may have been a first trip to DC for most of the boys since only Sam and Josh visited in 2007 for the Kennedy Center Honors performance. Sorry about the heat, as usual in Summer here, but the "30 blue-shirted, London choirboys" made a great effort with the group pictures. Obviously it's hard to get everyone looking at the camera at the same time with their eyes open and not squinting or blinking, but this hilarious picture has what, 7-8 boys even looking at the camera. And Kavana has his hand on top of his head. lol.

What each boy does when he doesn't know his picture is being taken.

Almost perfect! :D

I love this one so much!

Matthew giving America just a big ol hug

Next up was a trip to their venue for 2 filming concerts, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. I agree with the writer. It's immense, humungous, beautiful, and echo-ing. Did you catch that there were 31 microphones needed? Remember Josh sang in 2 songs. I think it's so interesting to see how they hide the microphones on top of their heads. Yes, Mr. Writer, you DO have naturally good looks. ;)

Isaac getting his "combover" while Bertie looks on

We all know by now that the boys wear their coats on backwards while eating to keep any food from spilling onto their white robes, but oh my goodness, calling them coats with nose-bag hoods is so funny!

Alex G, a cardboard Pope Francis (but he looks so real, even in person!), Ciaran, & Marc

Waiting to perform is never boring when you laugh at the programme photos of yourself and "talk rubbish" with each other. This trip report blog just gets better and better.

Kuba & Michael M looking at the concert program

I'm guessing there's some laughing at pictures going on here

One of the nicest pictures ever - Lucas, Ben, and
Alessandro sitting during rehearsal

On to the concerts. It's so nice that the boys realized how much the audience loved their performance. I've never heard such a long standing ovation. It just went on and on and on.

Libera performing "The Prayer" with Isaac soloing

Part of the huge audience. This section is where my aunt, 
great-uncle and great-aunt sat. They attended with a 
large group of retired US military officers.

Thanks, Mr. Author, for another great Liblog! :D

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