Friday night’s Nats game was postponed due to apocalyptic weather conditions, but apocalyptic weather conditions are no match for hundreds of dedicated trombonists.
And thus, the assault on the world record for an all-trombone ensemble performance continued, tornado watch or no tornado watch.
The event — organized by Arena Stage as a promotional vehicle for the current run of The Music Man — was scheduled to include more than 500 trombonists, but the apocalyptic weather chased away several dozen, leaving a reported 372, according to DCist.
Some in attendance said it appeared there were more trombonists than fans in the stands, which would make sense, since there would be no baseball game that night, due to apocalyptic weather.
My friend Reuven, one of the people enlisted to help verify the record, sent along a couple of photos; The Post’s Marvin Joseph got the shot above. And The Washington Times’ Kelly Parsons also had the press box shot, which displays the true enormity of this event. Joseph also published a photo gallery of the event.