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Quidditch, Anyone?

From: Lu Olkowski
Length: 02:16

Audio postcard from a Quidditch match

Qmatch_small An audio postcard from a family in Croton-on-Hudson, NY who are such big Harry Potter plans that they held a Quidditch match for their son, Lucas' 7th birthday party. Quidditch is the fictional game from the Harry Potter series - where kids fly on brooms and score goals - kind of a cross between rugby and polo. In this game the parents were playing vs. the kids. Kids were pretending to be from from Harry Potter's dorm (the Gryffindors) and the adults were the bad guys from the Slytherin dorm. It's short - it's light - a quick 2 minute non-narrated postcard. If you're going to address Harry Potter mania leading up to release of the latest movie (July 11, 2007) or the final book (July 21, 2007) this would be a different way to do it.

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An audio postcard from a family in Croton-on-Hudson, NY who are such big Harry Potter plans that they held a Quidditch match for their son, Lucas' 7th birthday party. Quidditch is the fictional game from the Harry Potter series - where kids fly on brooms and score goals - kind of a cross between rugby and polo. In this game the parents were playing vs. the kids. Kids were pretending to be from from Harry Potter's dorm (the Gryffindors) and the adults were the bad guys from the Slytherin dorm. It's short - it's light - a quick 2 minute non-narrated postcard. If you're going to address Harry Potter mania leading up to release of the latest movie (July 11, 2007) or the final book (July 21, 2007) this would be a different way to do it.

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Review of Quidditch, Anyone?

YAY!! those kids are my heros! It was an awesome lighthearted piece.

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Review of Quidditch, Anyone?

This was a fun piece - especially in the wake of the Harry Potter craze . I agree with the producer - this is a something different from the stories of bookstore trivia contests and readings. I really liked the part where "Team Slytherin" did a cheer in "Parseltounge."

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Review of Quidditch, Anyone?

What the world needs now is more Quidditch. If you missed the manic Harry Potter scramble weekend, this piece is still timely for anybody who has children, works with children, or has ever been a child. The piece takes us into the heart of a brilliant piece of parenting; An actual game of Quidditch played by 7 year olds. The piece is loud, fun, herky jerky and barely coherent. Kind of like if you were to capture the soul of a seven year old and convert it to audio form. Pass the bogey flavored jelly beans and enjoy.

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Producer Lu Olkowski sends us this audio postcard from Westchester County, New York, where she recently spent the afternoon with a family who are such big Harry Potter fans, that they planned a real Quidditch match for their son Lucas? seventh birthday party.

Normally Quidditch involves flying. It?s like playing rugby or soccer while riding through the sky on a broomstick, but since they?re muggles (non-wizards to you and me) they?ll be running with their broomsticks.

But real Harry Potter fans know Quidditch is all about catching the Golden Snitch ? a tiny, little golden ball with wings - whichever team catches the Snitch, wins the game.

TRANSCRIPT BEGINS

Kid 1: where?s my broom?

Kid 2: where?s my broom?

Kid 4: Come on guys!

Lu: Okay - does Team Gryffindor want to have a cheer before they start the game?

Lucas & kids: Let?s go Gryffindor...
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