I enjoy participating in sports, but I don’t follow any professional teams. So I found it highly amusing to join the Orchestra for the Vikings’ home opener at the new stadium. I laughed the entire evening—that is, until it was time to go on the field with 66,000 people staring down at us. I almost fainted, then almost threw up, then went ahead and did my job and it all turned out fine. I shot this photo with my iPhone as we exited the field, and it was the farthest-reaching photo the Minnesota Orchestra Facebook page has ever had:
Later that week I posted photos taken by the incredibly talented Travis Anderson, which also performed very well. The Vikings performance was a great way to kick off our 2016-17 season. Watch a video of our performance.