QUOTE(IrisH - LoonY @ Nov 7 2006, 08:31 PM)
3 simple questions for you all.
- What would you dedicate?
- Who would you dedicate it to?
- Why to the above two
Happened a couple of months ago.
1. Performance of Bach Prelude in F# minor
2. Paul (who I don't know, but he's the son of a friend of mine)
3. Because he was beaten so badly in a sectarian attack in Belfast (at a barbecue, with friends) that he went into a coma from which he has not yet awoken and - it is becoming increasingly clear - probably never will. The introduction to the piece concluded: "I won't tell you what side of the sectarian divide he was on, because it doesn't matter. But I will say that if there is anyone in this audience who judges people first and foremost on their religion, their colour, their background or their sexual preferences, this performance is not for you."
If you think this was a cheap shot at emotional manipulation, I have a horrible feeling you're right. If you think more positive things about it, please don't tell me, because for some reason I can't explain it will just make me angrier.