But the best was yet to come.
Enter the folks who sing in your choir every week.
We got to sing Mass I and Credo I under Dom Yves-Marie, with the top chanters singing the propers, plus Sext, plus Vespers.
There were as many brilliant things as there were people; more actually.
As I had to miss a huge chunk in the middle, I witnessed the transformation of the sound quite starkly. Every single person was singing. Everyone sounded beautiful. The quality of unison was exceptional.
Think of the best experience you have had at Lourdes, WYD....that was how it was.
And then it was time for ice cream.
See photos here, from Clare.