Throw a Pie in Eddie Davis’ Face at Wind Ensemble Father’s Day Concert
When the South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble performs their Father's Day Concert outside at Linwood Memorial Park at 3pm this Sunday, June 21st, I will be there. (In the event of rain, the concert will be held in Mainland Regional High School).
Nothing unusual there, I've gone to just about every one of the annual concerts over the last ten years my wife Beth has played flute with the ensemble. The music is always wonderful, beautifully played and the concert is free!
For the last several years, I've taken our twin daughters, Eileen and Bridget. When trying to spark their interest in live music and the arts at the concert in the park, I've found you have to mix in frequent trips to the nearby playground. The concerts have become a fun daddy/daughter tradition.
This year will be a little different.
The Wind Ensemble's head "recruiter" Karen Poorman has asked me provide the visual element during Sunday's playing of Henry Mancini's song " The Pie in the Face Polka". Yes, you guessed it. The visual bit is getting a pie thrown in my face.
Here is Karen's explanation of what will happen at the concert and during the pie song.
"Be there this Sunday for the Father/daughter dance, local radio celebrity, Eddie Davis taking a pie in the face from an audience member (to be determined by who is holding the pie when the Pie in the Face Polka stops), a dancer, singer AND baton twirler as well as the wonderful band. Bring a lawn chair or blanket."
So, in the proud tradition of Soupy Sales and my childhood heroes, the Three Stooges, I will take one on the chin (and the rest of my face) for the team at Sunday's South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble Concert. I invite you to come enjoy the music and, possibly, being my pie-thrower. I will owe you one, though. And I don't forget.
They haven't told me what kind of pie will be thrown, but if you talk to Karen Poorman, let her know apple pie with a really soft crust is my favorite.