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December 10, 2011

Rock for my Ages!

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This past Thursday night, I was lucky enough to get to see an awesome show:
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My sister and I had actually seen this show on Broadway in New York City a couple of years ago and loved it.  When I heard the show was travelling, I knew I wanted to see it again.  The show was coming to this area, however, in December, in the middle of the week and I just didn’t think I’d be able to plan to go for various reasons.  Shockingly enough, I got a text message from my sister this past Monday. I’m paraphrasing, but this is about how it went: “DUDE!  You won’t believe it!  I just won the grand prize from Rock 102’s Rock of Ages giveaway!  Front row seats for Thursday night! Wanna go?”  I believe my reply was something like:”Holy c#%p, man!  Ya, I wanna go!”  We made our way to Symphony Hall in downtown Springfield.  Springfield is not known for its great architecture, but the inside of Symphony Hall is really quite beautiful.  I was taking pictures with my phone and my iPod, so forgive the quality here:
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I was trying to show the pretty balcony and ceilings and chandelier here; hopefully you can get the idea.

Now beggars can’t be choosers of course, and since we didn’t pay for the tickets we certainly can’t complain, but our front row tickets were right in front of these:
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We had to look to our left to see the show, but you can’t say we couldn’t hear well!  I tried to get some shots of the set.  The show takes place on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles in the 1980’s.
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The set is a bar called “The Bourbon Room” where hard rock bands play and scantily clad waitresses work.  The show was bawdy at times, and did use some foul language, but it was all in good fun.  Definitely not a show for fuddy-duddies.   Here’s a clip that gives you a good idea of what the show is like:

The performers in this show were funny and fabulous and full of energy.  When my phone died, I tried to get a shot of the cast during the finale with my iPod, but it didn’t come out all that great.  Here it is anyway:
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So, if you are of “a certain age” that would love a hard-rocking, 1980’s-style good time, be sure to catch this show when it comes to your area!

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21 Comments »

  1. I was still a kid in the 80’s, but that was definitely an amazing decade for music!! Glad you got to go – looks like a great time!!

    Comment by Photo By Holly — December 10, 2011 @ 9:13 pm | Reply

    • It was a ton of fun – I’m sure the songs are all ones you would remember, Holly, even if I do have a few years on you! 😉

      Comment by Karma — December 11, 2011 @ 8:37 am | Reply

  2. Power to the proletariat! Strippers not strip malls!

    Comment by JenniferA — December 10, 2011 @ 9:14 pm | Reply

    • OF COURSE you won tickets! When DON’T you win tickets to something???? Amazing!! Seriously, do you play the lottery???

      Comment by Renae — December 11, 2011 @ 8:23 am | Reply

      • Crazy how often she wins, isn’t it? I’m lucky her hubby passed on going, LOL!

        Comment by Karma — December 11, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    • Thank you and your ticket-winning luck once again!!!

      Comment by Karma — December 11, 2011 @ 8:37 am | Reply

  3. Fun! Great you were able to fit it in to your busy schedule. I have yet to see anything at Symphony Hall.

    Comment by Becky Sue — December 11, 2011 @ 7:42 am | Reply

    • It was so much fun Becky! The show is going to be in Worcester in January on a weekend if you want to try to see it.

      Comment by Karma — December 11, 2011 @ 8:38 am | Reply

  4. Sounds exciting to me! I have never heard of Rock of Ages…but will keep my eye open for it in the future. P.S. Thanks for the card! I loved it…

    Comment by Kathy — December 11, 2011 @ 8:03 am | Reply

    • I just checked the tour schedule: it will be in East Lansing all next week, Tuesday – Sunday and it will be in Detroit in February. I have no idea how long of a drive that would be for you, but it would certainly make for a fun night out!
      Glad you liked the card! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — December 11, 2011 @ 8:44 am | Reply

      • I am suspicious it won’t work out. Lansing is 475 miles away and Detroit is probably 550-600. It’s best to travel down there in the summer time… (Besides, I have a surprise trip planned for late January–can’t wait to share it with you later on!)

        Comment by Kathy — December 11, 2011 @ 8:55 am

      • Ah, well! Strange for me to think of travelling so many miles and still being in the same state!

        Comment by Karma — December 11, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

  5. Some things are just meant to be. How nice that you and your sister were able to have the evening together.

    Comment by Carol — December 11, 2011 @ 9:59 am | Reply

    • Yes! So nice it all worked out!

      Comment by Karma — December 11, 2011 @ 8:03 pm | Reply

  6. Never been to a show myself, but have to admit I’m becoming more and more tempted in my… ummm.. post childhood years… This one sure looks pretty good, but might be a bit of a trek… I have to ask though, did you wear your wig… and can I borrow it when you’re done, as I’m growing too tall for mine… 😉

    Comment by FS Photography — December 11, 2011 @ 11:03 am | Reply

    • Would London be a major trek for you? According to the website, it is playing at the Shaftesbury Theater. Nope, didn’t wear my wig but it definitely would have fit in!

      Comment by Karma — December 11, 2011 @ 8:06 pm | Reply

  7. SO COOL!! Congrats to your sister for winning the tickets, and lucky you, to get to go with her 🙂

    Comment by TheDailyClick — December 12, 2011 @ 5:59 am | Reply

  8. Sounds like great fun! 🙂

    Comment by Robin — December 13, 2011 @ 9:52 am | Reply

  9. I haven’t seen this show yet…looks like fun. You are right, these seats in front of the speakers were pretty weird, but at least you got to go!

    Comment by DAwn — December 16, 2011 @ 6:40 am | Reply


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