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CONSTANT VIGILANCE!

Oh, right! I was in Orlando two weeks ago! And I miss it every day.

As usual, I tweeted about my trip as I went along, adding the hashtag #aintbaroqueFL except for a couple times when I screwed it up because let’s face it, typing on a cellphone is hard and annoying work. If you missed it, you can read back over my tweets here (just keep clicking backwards till you hit ’em; apparently the hashtag is too old to be searchable. Lame, Twitter!).

And again, as I have before, I took music-related pictures! Follow the cut or miss an embarrassing photo of me doing karaoke.

Here we have the instruments of the live band that was playing at the Grand Floridian — even though it wasn’t really a Disney vacation, we had high tea at the GF and went to Downtown Disney because I am a crazed addict. (Apologies for the blurriness; I was testing my phone camera’s zoom option and obviously it was a tremendous failure.)

The main attraction of Universal Studios was of course The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They had a real Zonko’s and a real Honeydukes, but most of the shops were facades. I don’t remember a Dominic Maestro’s from the books, but I’ve only read most of them once about four years ago (or whenever the hell the last one came out; Lord knows I’m not reading THAT one again) so what do I know.

This is the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit [sic; I’m not stupid], a roller coaster with a sound track. When you get on the ride, there’s a screen built into your lap bar that enables you to select from a bunch of different songs that have been cut to fit with the coaster. They have everything from country to techno, but — shockingly! — no classical music. I know! I was offended too. But I’m a go-along-to-get-along kinda gal, so I went with No Doubt’s “Hella Good” the first time and that harder faster Daft Punk song the second time; I figured I may as well have some fun with it.

This is the chorus of Hogwarts students with their… frogs, or toads, or something. Apparently it references that bit I once saw in a trailer where they set MacBeth The Scottish Play to music. I’ve seen about 5 minutes total of all the movies, so I have to trust Elizabeth on this one (that poor girl; every ten seconds I was asking her another question about details from the movies and books. To give you an idea of the level of fandom I occupy, I at one point completely forgot what Gringott’s was).

And finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for — KARAOKE! This place had a live band and backup singers and was so much fun we went twice. Elizabeth sang Katy Perry’s “Hot ‘n Cold;” I sang “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness because they didn’t have Boston’s “More Than a Feeling.” How can you not have “More Than a Feeling”?! Epic fail.

For larger photos, check out the Facebook album.

I have my sights set on a trip to Disney proper in very early June, although that’s not in the slightest bit definite. Orlando misses me, though.

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About Jenn

Despite being the former digital marketing intern at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jenn German does not like Mozart. Beethoven could've totally beaten him up. Also she has an arts management graduate degree from American University, but this changes nothing.

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6 thoughts on “CONSTANT VIGILANCE!

  1. What self-respecting karaoke joint doesn’t have “More than a Feeling”? (I’m assuming The Smiths’ “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” wasn’t an option either.)

    Posted by Eric | February 17, 2011, 7:37 pm

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