I'd read about the Music Center's Drum Circle for awhile. Monthly and free, it looked like so much fun. Finally, one Saturday morning I went, and a miracle happened, well, for me anyway.
I don't play the drums. I've always liked to dance. But, I was determined that morning to join in and bang. Ever since I've lived here, I've been on sensory overload, and I wanted to let it all hang out.
The people who run "Drum Downtown" provide you with everything. Drums of all sizes and shapes. Castanets. Tambourines. You name it, they had it. So, I picked this big drum that I could barely carry, let alone play.
I parked myself next to a two-month-old and an 80-something-year-old. I was ready to drum. Our leader, a really nice guy with an Australian accent, kept us in the groove. For two hours, I pounded, beat, and banged my drum with the rest of the group. We were rockin'.