Before taking any of this advice, I think members should bear in mind that this 'journal article' appears to come from the 'International Academy of Detoxification Specialists' web site, which in turn appears to be connected with Scientology, and was given at an 'International Conference on Chemical Contamination and Human Detoxification'. It was written by a well-known scientologoist, Kathleen Kerr MD. It all seems to be connected with Scientology's controversial 'Narconon' programme.
Originally Posted by cavatina
As much as I love the Proms, I don't really miss them during the rest of the year. Though I have made a large circle of friends (or rather, several interlinking circles of friends) through the Proms, with whom I enjoy queueing over a glass of wine and game of cards, I don't miss how time-consuming the queueing is if you are in pursuit of a position near the front of the Arena, nor the amount of money one ends up spending on takeaway food and pub lunches. When I go to other concerts, I only need to be there 15 minutes before curtain-up; I can have dinner before I leave the office (my usual weekday MO is to reheat a portion of home-made food in the microwave) which costs me very little. I can also always set off for home - or for a quick drink with friends, then home - as soon as the concert is over, rather than staying around to help with the charity collection. Add to that the fact that the vast majority of London's classical concert and opera venues are directly on my way home from work - which the Royal Albert Hall, which doesn't put on many performances that are to my taste other than during Proms season, is not - and the Proms start to look like a bit of a pain in the neck in comparison with other concert attendance. I love them for two months of the year, but wouldn't want them all the time.
I am off to see Il trittico tonight at Covent Garden (standing - for budgetary reasons, not as a matter of principle!), then to the premiere of The Passenger next week at ENO followed by Christian Gerhaher's three Schubert song cycle concerts at the Wigmore Hall.
A handful of vocal recitals at the Barbican and RFH and several more opera visits make up the bulk of my Autumn entertainment, at the rate of about two a week. So I doubt I shall miss the Proms too much
back on the WII for me !
Well my first week after the Proms is quite simple:
Monday: ROH - in conversation with Rene Pape
Tuesday: Stamford Bridge - Chelsea v Bayer Leverkusen
Wednesday: ROH - Jewels insight
Thursday: colleague's leaving drinks
Friday: Barbican - South Pacific
Saturday: ROH - Il Trittico
Sunday: ROH - Faust
"Gordon Bennet" is an expression of astonishment. It neither praises nor condemns a situation or written text.
Originally Posted by salymap
Last edited by Ventilhorn; 14-09-11 at 13:48.
Reason: better wording
Cav: "I suppose that's why I flew out of the hall at the end of "Auld Lang Syne" without saying goodbye to anyone."
It probably did; soaring onwards & upwards on her wings, clutching halo & Mulberry bag :smiley:
Originally Posted by Serial_Apologist