Uh-oh, here we go.
What is the best show, concert, musical and/or play you've ever seen?
As always, more than one answer is welcome. That's because I have more than one answer.
Best Show: First, When Favorite Young Man was in high school, he played the trombone in the marching band. Their half-time shows were always creative, but his senior year was the best of all. The opening notes were that familiar little tune from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The students (100+) marched onto the field inside a space ship built by some of the parents. They played the Cantina music from Star Wars and I don't remember what else, but the piece de resistance was when they all put on sun glasses and did The Men In Black Dance. And favorite young man was in the front row for the dance and for good reason. My boy can bust a move. Second, FYM used to play trombone in a pretty successful Christian punk ska band. Every single show they did was their best ever.
Concert: RFK Stadium, July 4th, 1989 was the year I think. Paul McCartney. He shouted, America! It's your birthday! Then he went to the piano and played and sang Birthday. Yesterday. Michelle. Live and Let Die was great with fireworks. The entire evening was a childhood dream come true. Several years ago I saw Bon Jovi in Chicago. Those guys really put on a show. They played for three hours and I adored every minute of it.
Musical: Oi! I love Broadway. Saw Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria; Bernadette Peters in Annie Get Your Gun; and Mathew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. But the very best was Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk. Way cool.
Looking forward to reading your responses. Bring me some noise and funk, or off with your heads!
Infinities of love,