Symphony Date has been asking me for three years now around Christmastime, to accompany him to a little storefront in Nora, SD, population 5. It's an old grocery store that closed in the 60's and the owner of the building, was gifted a 106 year old pipe organ that he restored and installed in said building. Every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas, he hosts a sing-a-long of Christmas Carols and other holiday favorites with him accompanying whoever shows up as they shout out the hymn numbers. Little kids were running around with sleigh bells, horns and whistles. People were thrumming the tambourine as they saw fit, and I witnessed some of the best impromptu harmony I've heard in a long time.
I lost my voice, I sang so much. It was lovely. And it made me smile. And even though I did NOT get up on the piano, there are some songs that are just impossible NOT to sing lounge lizard style and I did as I desired. It made Symphony Date giggle.