This morning Ed and I went to a tuba Christmas concert - a Christmas concert that consisted entirely of folks playing the tuba. We went last year as well; it's really a sight to behold. We went last year as well. This year it was held outside, at the Gateway Mall, which was a good plan; it was cold, but lots of folks were walking around shopping, so there was some actual exposure (unlike last year, when it was held inside and out of the way at the Rio Grande Depot).
Tuba Christmas originated in New York in the mid-1970s, and has become a national occurrence, with tuba concerts being given all over the country.