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2015 Summer Tour – Washington DC (Kennedy Center concert)

From the time we awoke on Tuesday we were focused on that evening’s performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Our sightseeing for the day was the National Archives, where the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are housed.  There is also a “vault” and museum with exhibits of many other fascinating letters, speeches and documents.

Afterwards we had lunch and then made our way to the Kennedy Center to start the process of loading in, rehearsing and working out the logistics.  Everyone was excited because the concert is a live webcast and there is also a DVD made of the performance.  So we wanted to be “extra” perfect if possible.

The Kennedy Center tech crew and staff were very welcoming and helpful and our excitement grew as the 6 pm performance time approached.

We were delighted with the capacity audience that spilled back out onto the foyer – several hundred people for sure!

The performance was grand.  The boys and Wesley put everything they had into delivering a top-notch concert.

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There were four hi-def cameras shooting the concert.

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Afterwards the boys met the audience.  We were delighted to see some alumni and their families in attendance, including Alex McAdoo, Charles Hart and Fr. Robert Pipta and we enjoyed chatting with them.

Wesley’s family watched the concert “live” in Australia, and we had folks texting us from Southern California and New York that they were watching as well.  Truly a global performance!

Dinner was upstairs in the Kennedy Center Cafe, and then we piled into the bus and headed to our hotel for a well-deserved rest.