Wendy Woo of the Wendy Woo Band: “I was playing a wedding in New York for some superfans. I had to take my Bose PA tower in a cab, which dropped me off at the edge of Central Park. ‘Can’t take you any farther,’ the driver said, tossing my gear out of the cab. Standing there in a fancy dress and high heels with an entire PA system, I looked to the Jamaican man who was busking his reggae music on the corner. Half a dozen Rastafarians picked up my gear and hauled it across Central Park, singing and jamming their Rastafarian music along the way.”
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“I laid out all of my pedals and got ready to play this fancy wedding. I had a new looping pedal that was pre-set with the background chords to ‘Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major’ for the bride to walk down the aisle to. There I was, in front of all of these people, and getting paid big bucks to be there. The bride was all ready as I kicked the pedal to start the song. A rap loop started with my children singing an Eminem song out of time and out of sync. The crowd laughed as the bride and I panicked. I kicked the pedal again, and ‘Pachelbel’s Canon’ began.”
The Wendy Woo Band plays the Dickens Opera House in Longmont on Saturday, February 29.