Yesterday afternoon John Schmid was at Birky Square. He is a favorite among the Plain People, especially the Amish. It is not just because he sings songs in PA Dutch. John has managed to connect with them in a deeper way, in a way that is hard to put in words. The connection is just there. The Amish and Mennonites as a whole are very reserved and don't make a public show of emotions good or bad. So normally John Schmid doesn't get loud clapping and hooting after each song. But yesterday, at least in my corner it was different. I sat next to an old lady that did not spare her expressions of appreciation for John Schmid with hootin, tootin and clappin! Go for it, Old Lady!
Part of the crowd.