Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What Am I Doing in Times Square at Midnight?

This lifelong New Yorker looked like a tourist last night. My husband and I enjoyed a night of theater and kids-free relaxation in NYC. Now when I say theater, you may think that oh so cultured me (I'm laughing for you at the thought) is referring to a Masterpiece Theater type production. Actually, it was the Never Too Old To Rock me who enjoyed the 80's tribute musical Rock of Ages. What a dynamic, fun show that literally almost knocked us out of our seats with an earthquake of rockin' guitars and with a good tremor or two of raunchy humor. Whether he admits it or not, I'm sure my husband enjoyed the scantily-clad dancers swinging their 80's hair around.

I loved singing along to "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "Wanted Dead or Alive." I think those two songs could work as my personal anthems during the job hunt. Quick clarification for the "Wanted Dead or Alive" reference. Even a dead end job sounds good to us now :)

My lovely friend, Sue, gave us a voucher for these two free tickets. We were happily surprised to see that we got orchestra seats, although my husband swears that those seats are made for tiny people like Jillian.

Here's a quick clip to give you an idea about the show. It may not be Shakespeare, but it is definitely a show that gets your attention and keeps you awake!




Thanks again Sue! You're the best!

22 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

What a lovely gesture? the video looked great.
pleased you enjoyed yourselves.

Yvonne.

T Rex Mom said...

How wonderful for you. What no poem to commemorate such an experience?

I am glad you had a nice evening with just the two of you - very well deserved.

shabby girl said...

What a BLAST you must have had!!! Looks ssoooo fun! And what a wonderful friend you have! I'm so happy you two got out on the town on your own for some fun!

#1Nana said...

Color me green with envy! Makes me want to hop on a plane. No live theater in rural Eastern Oregon! I have to make do with the county fair and an occassional rodeo...and they always have country (ugh!) music. Gotta love rock 'n roll!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hello!! Just stumbled across your blog...we share several friends, and I was curious...and well, here I am! And boy, am I ever glad I came! What a show!! Love it! And you are an art fan?? Especially Impressionism? I think we could be GREAT friends...do you mind if I follow you? Hope this is your primary blog...I'm off to check out your other one just to be sure I follow the blog where you post most frequently! So great to meet you, btw! ;-) ~Janine XO

Dan said...

Live rock 'n roll is always good for a spiritual renaissance, be it like or a play or ...

Glad you enjoyed.

Mari said...

What fun! I would have enjoyed this - glad you got to go!

Beth Kephart said...

Guess what?

This has been EARNED for you.

So glad you had this moment, at last.

Vicky said...

Awesome! I am soooo jealous! For a music lovin momma this had to be fun and I have friends who went and loved it too :)

Joanne said...

I know how you love music, so this must have been an exciting night, in the heart of the Big Apple too! Sounds like an amazing show ...

He & Me + 3 said...

OMGosh...how lucky are you. That looks like such a rockin show. I love the 80's music. Absolutely the best era!
Was that the guy from American Idol? OMGosh so cool.
So jealous.

A. K. said...

Amazing... 80's hair bands were bit cheezy but they were also awesome.. We're Not Gonna Take It" is one of my favorite songs, a song that inspire me to go out and fight the sick coropate world!Q

Mon said...

what a fab night! i had no idea you lived in/near NYC.

Valerie said...

I'm sure that terrific night out did you both the world of good. I spent a long weekend hitting Times Square, it was magical.

Good to be a Queen said...

I love New York anytime, but this looked awesome....What a wonderful gift!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, I'm ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED!!! Thank you! I love making new friends!! You are wonderful! Love you! Janine XO

Wendy said...

how fun! and free! cant get any better than that! awesome!

Jenners said...

Hey wow ... you got rid of the pink! Did Jillian say anything??? : )

And you guys needed a night out like that ... I'm glad you were able to go and rock your hearts out!

Owning the Words said...

I'm glad you and hubby got away from it all for a bit. You both definitely deserve some "we" time. Sounds like you had fun :)

Ken Devine said...

What a fantastic gift and a welcome break.

Kari said...

Sounds fun! I would love to visit New York City, it's near the top of my list for places I want to see.

Happy 4th of July!

Gerri said...

Awww, I think for our 15th anniversary we may tackle NYC. :)