When I was a Sophomore in high school, our class travelled to New York City to attend a concert. While it was a long bus trip – the students were thrilled to go to the Big Apple and to a concert. Any concert.
Kids get confused. A bunch of kids were glad to have a the day off and and thought they were going to hear Monty Python star Eric Idle.
Others – knew full well we were going to a piano concert of music written by Erik Satie
We did our mandatory research – Satie was a member of a radical socialist party! Cool. Bizarre: he only ate white food: eggs, sugar, shredded bones, the fat of dead animals, veal, salt, coconuts, fruit, rice. turnips.
We got a heavy dose of culture...a pianist played Satie’s Top Six Best Pieces. We went from clods to cultured.
Long Live Erik Satie.