I had some time to kill today before meeting a friend to play through a Beethoven Sonata, a little "Spring" on a late Summer afternoon.
I'm at a little Asian spot in DC with my new BAM Hightech Slim "Orangey" case next to me, the orangey is actually more of a tomato red (or Ferrari red if you're a car fanatic like my brother). Just as I'm about to inhale another crunchy avacado roll a voice out of nowhere asks "Is that a vacuum cleaner?" I don't respond and look straight ahead not sure why I was offended I mean it was a legitimate question right? I guess since there was no "Excuse me sir" or "Do you mind me asking?" it was just a full on interupt my crunchy sushi with a wack question moment. To make the situation more awkward I then reach into my pocket and pull out my headphones, maybe Eugene Drucker and company can save me from the crazy man I think to myself.
Yes, I know I could have just said "Yes it's a Dyson!" or threatened him with a splintery chopstick. Tell him it was a violin? Noooo that would have been too mature!
I've heard it all, Machine Gun, Tennis Rackets, Sax, Keyboard, the list goes on. What has your violin (or viola) case been mistaken for?
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