Chanti rocks La Chèze

Come with me for a « behind-the-scenes » peep at Chanti-Rock preparations.

1. Get up early on a Sunday morning and drive to the Côte d’Armor.

2. Find our spot & start to set up the gear.

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3. Go and have a mooch around – well, there are several hours to kill before we start. So – here’s the étang, where the Troc et Puces takes place.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESFancy a pony ride?

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Or maybe you’d like to buy an old bike?

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Or get something to eat?

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Or get up close to a classic car or two?

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4. OK – it’s 2.30pm – let’s get back to the job in hand: Sing up boys!

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(Today’s fan club – two WaGs keeping cool in the shade with Dixie & Merlin! )

CRISIS: We very nearly had a catastrophe just before starting when the wind blew Terry’s 100 year old violin over & broke the finger board.

However, a bit of electricians tape sorted it out & the show went on!

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The Cadet does a good job, rockin’ up them ol’ 19th century songs and playing some nifty instrumentals with Terry on the fiddle.

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5.  Get ready for a second set at 4.30. It’s getting warmer, (27°), but a strong wind is blowing our music & lyrics all over the place. A large crowd has gathered. We have to compete with the public address system which is exhorting people to buy ice-creams (in English) amongst other things.

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6.Time for the last song – Oh go on then… let’s do the chorus in French: Hisse et ho! Santiano!

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7. And then it’s all over. We pack up our gear and kids start dancing on the stage. Chanti’s Communications Officer (c’est moi) can have a well deserved (IMHO) ice-cream.

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(Which just goes to show that subliminal advertising really does work!)

8. It’s now 6pm. Some of us have been here since 11am. The first to arrive are the last to leave. (Mike & Luke) A lady comes and asks when we’re going to start. The charming man on the public address system goes down on bended knee and begs me to agree to do the Téléthon in December. Regally,  I tell him  to please rise, and that I will ask the crew if they are available.

On my way out of the fête he calls me over to the P.A and publicly announces that Chantimor Chants de Marins will be present at the Téléthon.

Now that’s what I call a Fête/Fait Accompli(e).

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  1. Great content for Facebook etc

    Thank you, Rich and Luke for a great family effort for making La Cheze another good session for Chantimor.

    See you on Sunday

    Geoff

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