Thursday, June 26, 2008

Encore Encore!!

Where to start? On June 12 Kathy and I attended the Jimmy Buffet concert at Madison Square Garden. It was my second time seeing Jimmy, and I was ready this time. Hawaiian shirts and lei's and all, I was totally prepared. I dont consider myself a ParrotHead like some of his fans, but I have to say, he is one of the most down to earth, fun preformers I have seen. We danced at our seats for over 2 1/2 hours and had a blast. Thinking it would be my only concert of the summer, I enjoyed it immensely. Then late the other nite, I got an email from my good friend of over 38 years, Carol in Florida, asking me if I wanted tickets to see Chris Botti at Carnegie Hall on June 24. Well after a bunch of phone calls and some changing my day off plans, I went. My cousin Jeanine and I took the LIRR into NYC and met up with cousin Jill. We had a light supper around the block from Carnegie Hall and laughed alot. When we were shown to our seats the girls were quite suprised. I never told them the seats were in a box on the side balcony. Botti is a trumpet player who has a very impressive history. He was fabulous. Jazzy tunes made up the 2 hours of music with a band that was just as if not more impressive. We had a great time and I cant wait to hang with the girls again! My next outing will be going to see Young Frankenstein on Broadway with Kathy in August. I cant wait for that as we have 7th row Center Orchestra seats for it. September I am hoping at the end of the month to go to Texas and hang with the Lessards and the Mckenzies, maybe stop in at the Texas state fair. Then October its Radio City Music Hall for the Celtic Thunder concert. Maybe squeeze a few other outings in there as well.


The Jon-Paul Lessards! said...

I has an awesome time at Carnegie Hall! AND, I didn't even have to practice all that much to get there :) I'll make it out to F.I. before the end of the summer cuz, thanks again for a great time. NOTE, I am going to post one of our "Gay Pride" pics on my blog tonight LMAO!!


ChefMichele said...

CIL, my dear Jill.....Only The Pines and Cherry Grove celebrate Gay Pride on Fire Island. Ocean Beach where I am, is mostly south shore families and some Manhattanites. You will fit right in!! LOL Cant wait to see ya!!