Saturday, 9 August 2014

Baby You're A Firework

I don't have a ton of time to write a full entry, but I just wanted to finish up my post-NYC trip round up by saying that the Katy Perry concert was everything I wanted and more. For one, the Barclays Centre has a great layout and sound, so that was awesome; but there were so many great costume changes, amazing visuals, lots of singing along, the Prismatic vision glasses made everything look like a kaleidoscope which was super bad ass, and Katy went on a giant balloon and was a few feet away from us and balloons and heart-shaped confetti rained on us from the ceiling and everything was perfect.

Also, Dakota Fanning walked out next to us, so that was cool.

It might seem silly for a bunch of 25-30 year olds to be so into a pop star, but a lot of my favourite moments with my friends involved us sing screaming along to Katy Perry, so to have the chance to all sit at the concert together and sing along in person was a really great experience.

Monday, 4 August 2014

The Origin of Love

While we were in NYC the other week, all 11 of us went to see Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, my very first Broadway show experience! I was so excited, mainly because I really love Hedwig, but also because I knew NPH would totally kill it. 

The entire experience was so fantastic - the theatre was great, and despite the fact that there weren't too many set stages since there was no intermission, it still found some clever ways to keep things interesting and not look too similar (the visuals during Origin of Love were beautiful).

NPH was incredible, as expected, and the crowd was eating it all up; laughing along throughout the start of the show, and by the end there were multiple people audibly crying. It was really a terrific experience. I really wish I could have seen it with my friend Madison who's a huge fan (she even has a Hedwig tattoo) but it was great to be there with 10 other close friends. 

I'd love to go see another more classic Broadway show some day (Wicked? Chicago? Les Mis?) but this was the perfect first show.