The Other Side of the Celebrations

It was an honour to be asked to be part of the Jubilee Celebrations.
Finally, someone had recognised his potential and appreciated his work.
Sadly, it didn’t work out quite the way he’d hoped.
Sure, he knew how to handle the electronics, balances, and synthesizers.
He could do it blindfolded, and in a way that was exactly what happened and why he had been chosen.
He was stuck in the sound recording room on the third floor and didn’t actually see any of the star acts for the final open air concert!

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge 6th June.

The photograph below is from
For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a man sitting in front of some electronic devices and speakers. He’s typing on a keyboard and is staring at a computer monitor.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to The Other Side of the Celebrations

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Very apt and probably true 💜

  2. Funny but I recall when I did the makeup for a play back in highschool and I don’t think I ever got to see the whole play! Similarly, when I took dance, on rehearsal days no one was allowed to watch, not even the parents, so as not to ruin the excitement of the recital. The problem was that on the day of the event, all dancers had to stay in the back to be ready to go out on the stage, and we never got to see the show. Back then there weren’t iphones and that technology. Eventually they must have given in because I remember seeing some interesting dances!

  3. This is exactly what happens when you are working during an event. Well captured.

  4. Fandango says:

    Being behind the scenes all the time can be thankless, even though the job is critically important. Thanks for joining in, Di.

  5. John Holton says:

    Mary’s been paying attention to the Jubilee Celebration, and said it was incredibly well done. You feel sorry for the guy who gets stuck listening, but he has a big part to play in it.Sounds like they’ll be issuing an album with all the music from the open-air concert…

  6. murisopsis says:

    I can feel the disappointment… Seems that is a common issue. I remember helping with a Boy Scout talent show – I only got to see the last act.

  7. Nope, Not Pam says:

    What a great take on the prompt. Love it

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