I’ve been a long-time lurker here but wanted to share something with you all that surprised me, since I knew you’d “get it”.
I read here that they were bringing back the Main Street Electrical Parade, something I’d loved as a kid, but I hadn’t thought of it in years.
“Oh yeah! I remember that,” I thought. “Seems like it had a really cool synthesizer song with it…” (I’ve since been reminded that it’s electro-syntho-magnetic ) “I’m gonna go look that up.”
So off to YouTube I went and easily found it. What happened next was totally unexpected…
As the intro wound down, “the syntho-voice” came on. “Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls…” My heart skipped. My eyes welled up and I felt so… excited, for lack of a better word. I was a kid again and was filled with genuine excitement for the MSEP. I really felt like the floats must have been just around the corner and that they’d be coming my way soon. I was giddy, choked-up and generally overwhelmed with emotion all from this song from my (our) childhood.
[I]I’ve never had anything like this happen to me before.[/I] Sure I choke up a little for the Star Spangled Banner, but never anything like this.
Anyway, I bought the song and have been rationing it to myself because I want that feeling to hang around as long as it can.
I hope at some point you’re able to tap into a memory like this, whether Disney related or not.
Thanks for reading…