OK all of you over the age of 40 will understand why in a minute. Rich picked me up right from school as the concert was is in Hollywood and you never know what the traffic is going to be like. However, we actually made it really quickly and we were in Hollywood by 5:30 with the concert starting at 8:00. We planned on eating at the restaurant right next to the Fonda Theater so we headed there and after paying our first borns (sorry Justin and Andrew) to park we sat down to dinner.
Well even with a few drinks and some hot wings appetizers we were done eating by 6:45.
What to do, what to do??
So we went down to the Starbucks for coffee.
On our way I walked right over one of my favorite composers and just had a to take a picture...Rich called me such a tourist, but c'mon the man wrote West Side Story!!
As we were sitting at coffee I looked at my ticket and realized that the doors opened at 8:00 and the concert started at 9:00.
Now realize that I am usually washing my face and brushing my teeth at 9:00...I am way to old to be at a CONCERT at 9:00 unless that concert involves lullabies and a sleep mask.
So we decide to get in line at 7:30 so we might be able to get a good spot. The line was literally around the block and full of people who don't know what a lullaby or a sleep mask is, and probably just got woken up by their nannies.
We get in at 8:15-ish and get quickly reminded that it is a standing room only venue.
Even though we could have gotten a much closer spot we decided to stand back by the sound booth so we could have something to lean against.
That sound SO ridiculous but oh so true.
Finally 9:00 rolls around and the curtain opens to reveal....
...the warm up DJ.
You have got to be kidding me...a freaking DJ.
So we listen to this yuck yuck until about 9:30.
At 9:30 the DJ finally stops and we think...OK any minute now...
Any minute now...
Any minute now...
10:00 rolls around and FINALLY they hit the stage.
A really cool moment was when the beat boxer Kevin picked up his cello and beat boxed and played. Yeah...really cool.
The concert was really amazing and they are still by far my favorite a cappella group.
We really stayed as long as we could but we had been standing for 3.5 hours, up WAY past our bedtimes, and I had to get up early.
Plus there is the fact that the nannies will be there to pick up the kids and we don't want to get stuck in THAT traffic.
I'm coming pillow.
- A Ro