Rebecca is going to Lunabella! It's weird but she wants to see cool things and be better-traveled and maybe it's less weird if you see it in practice, a lot of people do reportedly like it there. And it's safe just to visit, it's not like she's going to be swept up by a slave caravan as soon as she bounces onto the moon. So this she does, hopping out of the portal network, silk witch robes whispering against her skin and lovingly-conditioned hair tightening its curls in the light gravity.
Rebecca thinks her voice would work really well for Whenever, Wherever, if she knows it.
Unfortunately, she does not.
Oh well. It's clear that Rebecca needs to catch up on the musical tradition on the moon.
There are probably lecture series and blog posts and books and video essays somewhere.
Yup. But not for her vacation. For her vacation she is going to do, uh, whatever she put on her itinerary next?
Forty Turtles concert, if she was planning to go to that.
Forty Turtles here she comes!
This is in a nighttime area! There's fancy lights, and a booth selling memorabilia which skews less towards clothing than it would on Earth, and it sounds like some recorded music is already playing. It's not as loud as she might have expected, at least from out here.
The organizers are trying pretty hard to not make attendees wait in line, but there will be some waiting.
She will admire the fancy lights while she sits on her broom in the queue. She'll decide whether to get swag after she hears the music.
And soon enough she can enter!
It's quieter than an Earth concert crowd would be – instead of turning up the speakers and making everyone who values their hearing wear earplugs, they can quiet the crowd, though some people are wearing earplugs anyway. More people are wearing band shirts or holding signs. The lights are flashier inside than out.
She might want to be a bird to get to her seat without brushing against too many people.
That does seem like the way to go. Flutter flutter.
She can take her seat, and wait, and eventually the concert will start!
40 Turtles is a pop band. She has heard bands like them before. Admittedly, those bands didn't have their last concert at a fairy's castle, and they don't make the same sorts of references to magic in their lyrics, but the experience is not incredibly novel.
Luckily, 40 Turtles is not a bad pop band.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a solid pop band playing culturally relevant pop music. Rebecca herself is planning to go in more of a singer-songwriter-solo-act direction but this isn't not her genre at all. Is there... any explanation why they are called 40 Turtles.
There's several conflicting explanations, including a claim that one of the band members is a warlock and her patron told her to make it happen, but it's plausible that the true story amounts to "people in the band liked turtles".
Cute. She'll buy an album on her way out when they're through.
Sure, there's a range of media formats.
She'll get a CD so she can let her sister borrow it.
This play seems sort of similar to Antigone, but with dwarves. It's hard to tell, though, because it's not in English. People seem sad and there's some disagreements about burials.
Dwarves are the ones who reincarnate so frankly that makes more sense than Antigone. Does she get a subtitles thing?
Not this time. She could look for a translation later, maybe?
She's mostly here for the songs anyway.
Well, the chorus sure can react to the plot in song, that's what they're there for.
Greek choruses. How appropriate.
There are shows aside from very old-fashioned Lunabellan theater (and its derivatives) and modern musicals, but Rebecca doesn't seem to be attending any of those! Funny how that is.
The trip goes basically according to Rebecca's itinerary. The biggest surprise is a last-minute cancellation of something she has tickets to, but she gets a refund. Eventually, the week ends and Arcadia is right where she left it.