Mix-A-Lot with some first chair booty.
The Seattle Symphony put the "ass" back in "classical" over the weekend when they were joined on stage by Sir Mix-A-Lot for a version of "Baby Got Back"as part of their Sonic Evolution project, which brings together classical musicians and popular bands and artists from the Seattle area.
Mix-A-Lot told the crowd, “Since tonight is orchestral movements from the hood night, I’m going to leave some of this open if a couple of ladies would like to get up on the stage.” That's when a couple dozen ladies hit the stage like they'd waited 20 years for the moment and had been passing the time with Jello shots.
It looked like a pretty fun event. Although it must be bittersweet for the classically trained musicians, who spend years perfecting the work of Mozart and Beethoven, yet know the most well-received piece of music they'll ever play features the line, "I'm long, and I'm strong, and I'm down to get the friction on."
(by Jonathan Corbett)