On the beat

By Anonymous - 11/09/2020 00:02 - Greece - Thessaloniki

Today, in my orchestra, I was one of the 2 instruments that starts first. The conductor raised his hands, but while I was waiting for the preparatory beats, I blinked. When I opened my eyes, the conductor had already started. I started late, in front of a thousand people. The conductor is still angry with me. FML
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Sara Niemantsverdriet 10

Blinking doesn't last long enough to miss an entrance cue, especially at the start of a piece because the conductor will generally give several beats... You just weren't paying attention. Speaking as a professional musician here...

Brittney Rauckhorst 15

You had one job

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Sara Niemantsverdriet 10

Blinking doesn't last long enough to miss an entrance cue, especially at the start of a piece because the conductor will generally give several beats... You just weren't paying attention. Speaking as a professional musician here...

Brittney Rauckhorst 15

You had one job

He should be -- you humiliated him. He chose you for the lead-in and you failed. Maybe you'll lose your place as a starter and be demoted to the second string.

There's a big difference between blinking and closing your eyes. If you'd been blinking you wouldn't have missed your cue. You closed your eyes. ydi

You didn't blink, you dozed off. YDI.

That must have been one hell of a blink.