My brother, Ted, is part of The State Street Miracles, a singing group for people with developmental disabilities in Delaware County, PA. Earlier tonight, they performed as part of the Delaware County Summer Festival in Rose Tree Park.
I’m sorry I didn’t get their performance of Leiber and Stoller’s “Houn’ Dog,” which included some great Preseleyesque dance moves on the part of some of the Miracles. But, I did get some footage of a couple of their songs.
The last time I had to do anything resembling performing in front of a room full of people, I had to read a piece I’d written for my Solo Performance class. I had to read the script in front of twelve supportive classmates and one supportive teacher. I was so nervous I thought my uterus was gonna fall out.
This should give you a bit of an idea of how proud as punch I am of my baby brother, who sang in front of hundreds of strangers. The State Street Miracles are a pretty darn good group.
Now, if I can just get Ted to eat spinach salads without covering himself in salad dressing, it’ll be a great week.