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7 days to go: What to Pack?

Chorus tour of the USPosted by DavidCDawson Wed, May 10, 2017 16:41:54

Seven Days to Go - What to Pack?
In seven days I’m flying to New York with the London Gay Men’s Chorus for a twelve-day tour. We’ll be singing in New York and Chicago. The highlight for me will be singing in Central Park, early on Sunday morning. OK. The “early on Sunday morning” bit doesn’t fill me with enthusiasm. Perhaps we simply won’t go to bed the night before…

This is the earliest I’ve ever started planning for an overseas trip. I’m usually very last minute. But with one hundred gay men as my travel companions, I’m getting plenty of advice. They’ve all got opinions. Strong opinions.

For some of my fellow travellers, it seems the generous luggage allowance of forty-six kilos plus multiple cabin bags is not enough.

I’ve only got one suitcase and a rucksack. I’m feeling inadequate.

We’ve been given two special t-shirts for the tour, plus we’ll wear our Silver Jubilee t-shirts from last year. I don’t need much more do I? A pair of trousers, a pair of trainers, a couple of changes of socks and underwear. That’s enough isn’t it?

I’ve just received an email from a member of the New York Gay Men’s Chorus. They’ll be hosting us. “Social evening at the Eagle NYC on Thursday night. The theme is sports gear. Bring a wrestling singlet, or a pair of speedos!”

I’m beginning to feel my small wardrobe is very inadequate.

Next: My Kind of Town?

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