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Day 5, Tiananmen, Capital Museum, Silk St, Wangfujing St

7264Today is definitely the most exciting day for all of us because the kids had the chance to perform on the Tiananmen Square. They were the first foreign group to be allowed to perform on the square, ever. There were a lot of news/TV coverages and the entire orchestra performed really really well.

Links to some of those news coverage:

Not all accompanying parents and family members were allowed to attend the performance. Seats are limited by the Chinese government. It seems like they want to limit how big of a crowd to be allowed on the square this morning. The night before, we had a lottery among us to pick who can go. I was picked and only I can go from my family (one person per family). We left the hotel at 4am in the morning. It’s a slow bus ride to Beijing city with a convoy of about 45 buses.

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After the performance, the kids headed back to the hotel. The rest of us moved on with the day’s tour of Beijing and met up with the other parents/family members that did not get to go in the morning. I will have to write about the details in future dates.

Pictures: Day 5 album