Preparing for the shows takes up our free time and attention for a few weeks. After the performances are over, there is a void in our schedules and the respective music keeps running through our heads. In my case, I keep hearing the music that accompanies the raising of wine glasses in the party scene. It comes right before I pretend to drunkenly dance out of control.
Over the weekend, my wife and I listened to some of the Nutcracker tracks on her Amazon Cloud Player. On the right side of the screen, we noticed that people who bought “The Nutcracker” also bought “S&M” by Rihanna. We must have been listening to the battle scene at the time.