Icy South Beach

  • 8:00 am – we perform at Pembrook Pines East. Again our audience consists of early education children.
  • 11:15 am – we perform at Pembrook Pines West, after which we…
  • 1:00 pm – hit the freeway, bound for Miami.
  • 3:30 pm – we are hopelessly lost with Thacher and Cecilio navigating.
  • 3:31 pm – Roman is roused from his slumber to navigate. Within minutes we are on the right track. (The secret which is only now revealed: The van was already on the right track. We were not hopelessly lost. It only seemed that way because Ceeloe and Thacher were reading the map upside down. Roman may take the credit for finding the way, but he reveals the real story eventually)
  • 5:15 pm – South Miami Beach is a frigid wasteland. The natives are decked out in winter coats. The beaches are empty. The homeless (of which there are many) are suffering, fearing the nightly freeze. We walk around.
  • 7:12 pm – we meet Henry, Beatriz, and Anita, who invite us over and serve us some drinks. Beatriz is online with her brother in Belgium, who checks out the One Drum website, downloads our music, and tells us he likes it. Ahhh, the marvels of the Age of Information!
  • 9:03 pm – Henry, Beatriz and Anita take us out to show us the sights and sounds of South Miami Beach.
  • 11:51 pm – David and Roman pick up their sweeties from the Miami International Airport. Sarale is happy to see Roman. Maria and Ian are no less happy to see David.