Ukin at the Waterfest

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There’s something about seeing a group of ukulele nuts playing outside at 47° F that kind of puts a smile on your face. Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret was asked to provide some live music for the Better Bozeman Project’s “Waterfest,” so the call for a ukulele flash mob went out and, in spite of cold temperatures and a dismal turnout, we had fun.

Fingers grew numb and fashion options were restricted to down coats and wool plaid, but we ripped through an hour or so of water-related songs, including “Take me to the River,” “Down by the Riverside,” “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head” and “Water of Love.” Our enthusiastic audience of one dwindled when somebody handed her a ukulele and she became a former audience member. If only a bear or moose had wandered by, it would have been the perfect “Bozemandia” moment. Even so…


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