For lunch, we went to a market in the square and I got a bunch of fresh fruit that was amazing. We then spent the rest of our time shopping and trying to use up our remaining Euro. (I started to buy this thing that appeared to be a wallet but was informed by the employee that it was, in fact, for tobacco. I looked at it again and just thought what the heck, so I bought it anyway because it ironically worked very well as a wallet.)
We eventually headed back to the hotel for about an hour and a half to get ready for our concert. Then I went to the last COYO rehearsal I’ll ever have and then my last COYO concert. However, this was a fantastic way to end a wonderful three years. We went to dinner afterwards and it was a great atmosphere. We were sad to be leaving, but very hyped up on the great performance we just gave as well as trying to enjoy our last night. We got back to the hotel at about midnight and most of didn’t sleep, seeing as we had to leave at 4:45AM; we packed, showered, and then stayed up chatting with our roommates.
I have had such a great tour and have been so happy and fortunate to have these experiences. COYO is such an amazing group full of so many wonderful people and I’m glad I got to spend time with them and show Europe what we have to offer.
Emily Rees, trombone