Today, June 25, 2017, I went to see my grandfather sing with The San Antonio Liederkranz at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. I was expecting a normal concert and it was quite an event. I really enjoyed one of the songs that had one of the men wearing a Vikings hat and yielding a sword. They did a cover of the song “Memories” from the musical Cats which I posted a video of below.
A few days ago, my local newspaper wrote this tidbit of the organization urging San Antonio residents to enjoy quality entertainment at no cost. They are also promoting that the organization is looking for new members. If you would like more information about that click here.
The San Antonio Liederkranz is celebrating a major milestone this weekend and they want you to join them. The German historical society is honoring their 125th anniversary through a free concert. (News 4 WAOI)
Disclaimer: This is strictly my point of view and it should not be regarded as fact. I do not know the full story, so please do not quote me on this section.
Before the concert started, right before I got there, there was a man and woman being wheeled out on stretchers. From what the event staff said, both of them were walking down the stairs, slipped and fell, and hit their heads pretty bad. One man had a large amount of blood all over his clothes, and the woman didn’t appear to have any blood but she did look very pale as if she had fainted. I was a little shocked that they just wiped up the blood and the opening band never stopped playing. I’m not sure if I would have done the same thing, but it was just strange to me in that moment. I know the show must go on, but it just didn’t feel right.
During the intermission, I sat down and apparently another woman fell down and sustained a head injury in the same manner that the previous two people had fallen. She was an 85-year-old woman who had lots of blood gushing from her head. I find it crazy that 3 people were injured at this event and I will bet that none of the local news media will report on it.