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AUDIO: 'One Sweet Day (When I Fall in Love)'

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

This story was told at the Old Ironworks on August 1, 2013, and later produced by Zach Young. The theme of the evening was “In Hot Water,” and Zack Carpenter kicked off the event looking back on a middle-school talent performance that redefines the saying, ‘The Show Must go on."

Bring Your Own is brought to you by Liam Daniel Pierce, Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Nina Feldman. For more stories, go to bringyourownstories.com.

Laine Kaplan-Levenson is a producer at WWNO, The Moth and Listening Post and cofounder of Bring Your Own.