A number of years ago. Actually, quite a long time ago, Sing along sound of music had just become popular, and we had to go and see it. We got together a large part of the Folkeson clan and met at the cinema in Stockholm for an evening of song and laughter.
At the sing along version of the film, the audience are encouraged to join in as much as possible. This, naturally, includes singing all of the songs. There was a small song pamphlet with all of the lyrics, but generally, this was superfluous. Dressing up in a way that fitted in with the film was also appreciated by the staff and the rest of the audience. Some of the costumes were fairly obvious while others needed a good deal of imagination. Dressing as a nun was a particularly popular theme, so there were plenty of nuns in the cinema that evening. Many of them were bearded!
Most of the clan were dressed as the von Trapp children, attired in curtain fabric and accompanied by a suitably dressed Maria, with hat and guitar case. There is one particular scene in the film where Captain von Trapp attends a ball at the local castle during this scene most of the audience were dancing in the aisles of the cinema.
Each time Captain von Trapp appeared on screen, the audience had to stand up and say “Aye-aye Captain”, or if the captain was being too hard on his children “Aye-aye-aye Captain”, and every time the mountains came into view the audience were required to shout out “The hills”. As the film takes place in the Austrian alps, this happens quite a lot.
This brings me to the title of this particular page; There is a song in the film with the title “Climb every mountain” sung by the Abbess, which gained particular relevance when I returned home from the hospital yesterday. I had with me a whole bunch of tablets to keep me under treatment for the next six weeks. This is the mountain that I have to climb, and every time I see them I fell like shouting “The pills!”
I am now at day two of my combined radiation- and chemotherapy. So far everything feels good. I took a long walk this afternoon and had a session in the gym with the physiotherapist at the hospital. At my desk I have Caesar to keep me company.