Friday, February 15, 2008

Music and Roses in the Big Apple

Ahh, what a night Valentine's was. Usually hubby and I just exchange chocolate, a card, and some cheapie flowers. Last night we got to go on a real date! A real date!

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 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.

It was the second best Valentine's Day I ever had. The first best was when hubby proposed to me. :)
I hope you all had a day full of chocolate, wine, and the warm and fuzzies.


Laura said...

Awww, what a great Valentine's Day you had! I LOVE the pink and red lights on the Empire State Building! I'm totally jealous - my husband and I are lucky if we get to go on a "date" once a year, sigh... I'm already totally jealous of you living in exciting NYC as it is, LOL! How sweet that your husband got Pi her own flowers!

I'm still surprised about your lack of craft stores in NYC. There's none downtown (does NYC have a downtown?). I get confused over the whole borough thing - maybe we Clevelanders are just dumb or something, LOL! We just have the city of Cleveland, neighborhoods within the city, and then all the suburbs surrounding the city.

Laura said...

P.S. Your dad sounds just like mine - my absolute favorite flower is pansies, and my dad used to buy me flats of pansies every spring. I really miss that. : (

Zarah said...

OMG! 3rd Row!?!?!? I'm soooo jealous. And you got to see Alanis!!! That's so awesome. I'm glad you had a good time - you deserve it!

Mimi said...

Glad someone had a wonderful Valentine's Day...guess who didn't, lol!
The flowers are lovely! I would have bought myself some, but those flower vendors are so greedy, they charge 3 times more on the day of hearts :p

Karen said...

I forgot that Alanis was touring with MB20. I have only seen her once, and not a true "concert". She performed on Rosie once, and I was at that show. 3rd row seats are awesome! Such great friends!

Bezzie said...

Oh VERY cool! Incredible seats!!!!

Did you hear how they were marrying people for $99 on top of the Empire St. Bldg? Usually they charge $2,100, but they did a "special" for Vday. I love the way they change the lights on it for various holidays.

Laurah said...

Wow, those are really good seats! Seriously, I've never been to a concert where you can see sweat. That is so exciting!
I saw Alanis in Seattle a few years ago when she had short(er) hair and Jason Mraz was opening for her (he is also a good performance, and better with acoustics). Amazing performance in this tiny-ish theater. I had seats on the second level, but everything was close to the stage because of how the building was constructed. I also was surprised to hear her voice. Haunting is a good word to describe it. She saved 'Ironic' for last and had the audience sing some of the lyrics.
Glad to hear you had a great time. You have some nice friends and a very thoughtful husband!

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Lesalicious said...

Awwww sounds like you had a ball. I will have to come push you away and take your hubby hands lol. Glad you had a blaze.:)

CraftyAshley said...

Awww! What a great date! Way to go hubby! Thanks for sharing pics. The concert sounded way fun, from the third row! I'm so glad you guys had a good night!

Artemis said...

Wooooo! I'm so glad you had a great time at the concert!