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Was able to squeeze a lot into two days, and not just from getting up at 4:10 a.m..
With the County Fair and Waterford's 2nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival there was more than one highlight to the weekend.
The event I was looking forward to the most, Waukesha North's choir singing with Foreigner at the County Fair Friday, was fantastic. The weather couldn't be beat. As a matter-of-fact, County Fair couldn't have asked for better weather for it's entire run.
Wanting to shoot video of North's choir to share, which ended up not turning out, I stood by Becca Richter's mom next to the sound boards in front of the stage. I'm sharing her video instead, but have to say the reason it isn't steady toward the end is because she was repositioning to get a better view of Becca who was often hidden behind the bass guitarist. keeter912 shot good video from the crowd, but cut it short before song's end.
I Want To Know What Love Is was the night's last song at about 10:00 p.m. It's an audience participation song, so everyone was encouraged to put their arm around the person next to them before being instructed to sing, and sing loud. North wasn't amplified enough to drown out some of the drunken, raucous "singing" to my right, but they were real good.
North choir joining Foreigner was part of an effort to raise funds for the choir and for the Grammy Foundation to keep music education alive in schools. Twenty-two choir members sold $20.00 CDs before and after singing to help in that effort. A Les Paul guitar was raffled off to one lucky CD purchaser after the concert.