The previous day, Saturday 19 May, was the day of the Royal Wedding and the group met up in the foyer to take a look at the space, have a catch up and have a little rehearsal outside in the sun.
When we arrived in the foyer at 11am, a big screen had been put up for people to watch the wedding and a large crowd was gathering. As union jacks were waving and people were taking their seats in front of the screen, the Dissidents went outside to look for a quiet space to rehearse. I was so impressed by this group of people, who despite all the festivities around them, just wanted to concentrate on their performance the next day. I think this extra rehearsal in the sun really proved vital in making the performance more precise and aided with eliminating some hesitancy. It felt wonderful to not have the time constraints of a studio booking and therefore we just rehearsed until we were happy and until it got too hot!
The next blog will include footage and pictures from the performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall, which we are still all BUZZING from! :-)