...people would gather to play and listen to and sing music. Even the less musically-gifted would tap their feet, most would clap their hands and some would sing along to the tops of their very lungs. A good time was had by all.
As much as I love electronica and the aural miracles wrought by computers, there's nothing so soul-stirring as a very organic, old-fashioned musical evening with stringed instrument(s) and voices and clapping and toe-tapping.
Jim Boggia in Japan. This video delights me. I love the sight of a room full of people all thrilled with the joy that only music can bring. The fact that this is not an arena of thousands makes it all the more heartwarming. Lovely performer and lovely audience!