First, here's a pic of the Empire State Building all decked out in pink and red. It was hard to get a decent pic, but it was so pretty in person.
Next up was the Matchbox Twenty concert. I had no idea how close we'd be sitting. Rosanna and her hubby gifted us the tickets, so I didn't want to be rude and ask where we were sitting. After we picked up the tickets at the call window, the usher pointed us to the FLOOR of MSG. Holy cow!!! No stadium seats for us! To make things even better, the next usher brought us to the THIRD ROW!
We were close enough to see people sweating...to have the musicians look right at us. Holy cow!!
Here's a pic of me before the concert started. See the drum set behind me? That's the stage! Where I was standing was where we were seated. You cannot get closer than that. Absolutely amazing.
The opening act was an up and coming band named Mute Math. They were pretty cool. They did a four song set and did an awesome drum show towards the end. (do you see how close we were? That pic was taken without a flash from my seat. Did I say holy cow yet?) The drummer gave away a drum stick to a woman in the same row as me who called herself "Rock Star" haha. Rock Star was at least 50 but jammed away!
Next up was Alanis Morisette. Her voice is amazingly strong and haunting in person.
Unfortunately for me, my camera battery died before Matchbox Twenty came on. I know I charged a set of batteries but I must have grabbed the wrong ones on the way out. No matter, pics or not, the concert was amazing! I had an incredibly good time and being so close to the stage just made the experience that much more special.
Hubby was sweet and bought me red roses and chocolate too!
He even got Pi a mixed bouqet. She was really excited because this was the first time someone bought flowers just for her. She's already got them in her own room.
I hope you all had a day full of chocolate, wine, and the warm and fuzzies.