Sunday, September 9, 2007

Elvis was definitely in the building...

I saw Elvis tonight! Seriously... lol.. Elvis Costello performed at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center tonight. The sister-un-law had 2 fabulous tix to the show...and couldnt go... so she gave them to us...

It was quite fun. I'll be honest & say I've never really followed him but know who he is... (there were some people there who were REALLY into him).... I never turn down a chance to go to the Symphony though... it's a unique experience to see an artist perform while backed by a great Symphony group in a world-class building.

S-U-L had awesome seats...we had a pair of tix that were on the aisle... and I sat in the 2nd seat next to some older man... OMFG... I about punched him in the face... he had the most annoying/abnoxious breathing pattern I've ever heard... thankfully, there were several seats vacant in the row behind us...and early on, I told Hal that I was about to enter the 'red zone' if we didnt get away from him...

Once peace was restored, I was able to focus on the show...

The Symphony played for a while & then Elvis came out for a few songs... then intermission...and more Elvis... I only knew his song Veronica ... but perhaps I just didnt recognize some of the rest of the set...b/c... playing with an orchestra doesnt sound like a radio edit... right?

Anyway, it was a great time... I didnt understand what he was saying a lot of the time... I think the mic was a bit too much in his mouth...but anyway... a lot of people were really into it...

I had a really good time...dont get me wrong... but I thought about Bernadette Peters while I was there and wished I was seeing her again instead.

It's a personal taste, eh?

2 comments:

hal said...

Yes, a very good show indeed. Along with "Veronica", a couple of the highlights were nice arrangements of "Accidents Will Happen" and "Watching the Detectives". I wish he had thrown in a few more of his classics, but a true treat nonetheless. The Symphony shined as always. To fellow World of Casey readers who haven't yet seen the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in their new home at Schemerhorn, do yourself a favor and make a date of it. You'll thank yourself in the morning. Word to your mothers!

Joshua Middleton said...

Wow. Sounds like Mr. Hal needs to start a blog of his own.. Or maybe start writing a review column for the New York Times!!

What an exciting evening, Gurl! I didn't even know you were going. I had a similar experience to you a few weeks ago at a movie theater. This guy behind us was breathing really weird the whole time and I had to get up and move before I went into the Red Zone!!!!!!!! Only us divas know what that is.. right?!?