... and she's back!
Folks, my vacation was the jam. My family was electric. My friends were electric. My pilgrimage to Mormon Mecca was electric.
A bit about Mormon Mecca: Soooooo many of my people (my people! I have a "my people!") live in Utah as it was the place we all traveled to when it suddenly became legal to kill us off in the 1800's. Pretty much every Mormon person I know has lived there at some point. Tons go to the Church-owned school BYU. So I decided, after 27 years of being Mormon, I needed to make the pilgrimage (and a reunion with my best gal pals was the perfect motivation).
One of the attractions on Temple Square is the Tabernacle. You may have heard of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir...? This is their home. It is a dome-shaped auditorium built for church meetings between 1864 and 1867. It is so acoustically sensitive that a pin dropped at the pulpit can be heard all the way at the back (roughly 170 feet away). Before the days of the gadgets I love most (microphones! electronics! amplifiers!), the construction of the building allowed for an audience of 5,000 to hear every last word.
For those of you who can't make the pilgrimage, I bring you sixty seconds of the official acoustic demonstration. And for your visual entertainment, a slideshow of photos from my premiere Utah adventure.
THE SUNDAY SOUND: July 17, An Acoustic Demontration.
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