A Report from Peter
If you were looking very carefully when we sang at World Youth Day, you might have spotted a large dark shape on my robe, which then started moving ………..and crawling up my robe……!
To be honest, I didn’t realise there was anything there until the dark shape reached my neck and I felt it ticking me – so I quickly brushed it off.
What could this have been to attack my robe at such an important moment?
It turned out to be an enormous grasshopper!
I came off the stage feeling all tingly from it crawling up my neck.
After our Libera song, we came back on stage for the finale with all the artists and I was surprised to find the same grasshopper crawling up the microphone we were going to sing into! Fortunately for us (but not for the grasshopper) when I brushed it off, one of the grasshopper’s legs was accidentally broken which meant it couldn’t jump from the top of the microphone onto one of our robes again – which of course it probably wanted to do. I wonder how the future will be for the grasshopper now.
We named this evil grasshopper ‘The Giant Neck Lettuce”. This may sound like quite an odd name for a grasshopper, but I’ll explain. We said ‘Giant Lettuce’ because there was a name ‘Letus’ on some of the TV equipment, and we said ‘Neck’ because it crawled all the way up my robe until it reached my neck. Although the sensation of a grasshopper crawling all the way up my neck wasn’t very nice, at least it wasn’t a giant wasp – and I really had a great time at World Youth Day and enjoyed every second of it!