Well, we made it to the end of another concert. It went fairly well - as usual the violins decided to start off way too fast, but luckily they were reined in from the second piece. A couple of botched intros and a few other minor mishaps, but otherwise okay. My shoulder survived the concert - its painful, more than it has been but saying its just had to survive a concert then its not a surprise.
I wish I could understand people better - one of the 'wounded' intrumentalists was in the audience (who I 'teamed' on 1st clarinet). Trying to have a conversation was hard, I wanted to ask a few questions, but I couldn't get a 'gap' - mainly because I can't 'get' the stuff that most people already know and take for granted.
Oh well, thats life - I'll just make a fool of myself and confuse everyone else to boot.