Monday, December 1, 2008

Mama's Holiday Adventure


Miss K treated me to another excellent adventure on Sunday.  We drove to Hartford to see the Trans Siberian Orchestra.  And, let me just tell you now, if you ever get the chance, you must go.  They are that good.

We started out in the early afternoon and soon discovered that the entire state of Massachusetts had emptied out for Thanksgiving.  They were all returning home on Sunday, and they were in danger of making us late for our show.  We were not happy.  We yelled at them to get out of our way.

We made it to our seats with ONE minute to spare.  And did I tell you yet that Miss K got SECOND ROW seats?  I know I am screaming, but it was just that good.  What a show.

This guy? He was my favorite.  He winked at me.
Me!  Mental P Mama IN THE SECOND ROW!
In my snappy turtleneck and red sweater. Gah.
Next year I'm breaking out a better outfit.
And we are going to sit CLOSER.  Right Miss K?
The drums were mind boggling.
Anna the fiddler never sits still.
I think that's how she stays the size of a sparrow.
I am going to take some violin lessons.
And try out for the team;)
Unbelievable.
Did I mention we were in THE SECOND ROW?
They even made it snow.
On our SECOND ROW seats.
They also had fire.
It was hot--especially in THE SECOND ROW.
After the show, we repaired across the street.
To let the traffic clear;
Maybe also for a cocktail.
And to relive the whole wonderful thing.
What a way to start the holidays.
They are that good.
Thanks, K!

40 comments:

TSannie said...

Ummm....can I assume you had just a whole bunch of fun????

Mental P Mama said...

Annie, you have to come to the next one. We can be TSO groupies;)

brneyedgal967 said...

That looks FANTASTIC!! LOOK - NOW I'M SCREAMING!!! Seriously, what great seats and the martini looks divine also.

Tonjia said...

sounds like you guys had a good time and GREAT seats!!

holy cow, that violing player can bend over like a pretzel!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Please tell Ms. Sparrow that if she's going to limbo, she needs to drop the shoulders A LOT and bend the knees A TAD, otherwise she'll never make it.

I hate to see people disqualified from the limbo so soon into the game.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

ok I am so FREAKIN jealous I LOVE TSO they are AWESOME!!!! you so could have called me I swear I would be quiet and just listen :D sigh..... did I mention I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!!

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noble pig said...

The Trans Siberian Orchestra...wha? It sounds great but what a name! It looks like a rock concert.

Suz Broughton said...

Now you got me all excited. I will go check them out.

Ellen said...

Sounds like a wonderful show. And SECOND ROW seats - well you must be a very special friend to rate SECOND ROW seats.

As for the traffic, those people from Mass must have been in NJ because it too the boy well over three hours to make the 2 1/2 hour trip back to college.

big hair envy said...

Which row were you in?

Is that a jello shooter tube?

WOW! I LOVE TSO, but had NO IDEA they could be so much fun:)

The Celtic Women are coming to my neck of the woods in June....they are awesome as well!!

Starwoodgal said...

Were you like "totally trippin', man!"?

I love me some TSO! And, ELP! And, REO! And, ELO!

Looks like you had a good time with a great friend.

Flash Stitcher said...

Oh uh....did you by chance sit in the second row?
So glad that you all had a good time. My back would break if I bent like the fiddler!!
Are you feeling better?

Caution Flag said...

They're in this area, too, this month. Checkered begged me to go for our anniversary. I just kept responding with, " We have no $$$." So now I have two choices: I can admit that I have made a mistake or I can forget that I just read this post. Hmmm.

Keetha said...

Oh, how much fun! What a way to kick off the season.

And also - I grow weary of PW, too. I actually don't read it everyday although I think that's exactly opposite of what I said.

asthmagirl said...

It looks like so much fun! I love great showmanship!

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

I've heard they are unbelievable! Hubby really wants to go see them sometime. Sounds like we should make that happen! What a great time you two had!!

Cool Breeze said...

Looks like a blast! I love the lasers and all of the rockin'!

Maybe we can have them at the bloggapalooza?

Sassy said...

I soooo want to be Miss K's friend too! What a blast on the SECOND ROW...I am seriously jealous...hope you didn't bite down on that ol' canker sore with all your hotin' and hollerin'...ouch! Sounds like a wonderful way to start off the Season!

Deb said...

Ohhh...I love them. Sounds as if you had a great time. hope you are feeling better. we have a little more of organizing, then we are going shopping!!!!

Bear Naked said...

You always have the best adventures.
And IN THE SECOND ROW!

Bear((( )))

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. Was there no front row?


Squazz

Mental P Mama said...

Squazz--there was a first row, but only the cool people were allowed to sit in the second row. Are you jealous that you didn't get invited?

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

lucky lucky looked amazing

Daryl said...

So .. where were you sitting?

:-Daryl

Sara said...

Wow! Those were some awesome seats! We saw TSO a few years ago. They were good but LOUD! My ears buzzed for days afterwards! Glad you had fun!

in time out said...

i have heard they are really good. sorry, new to your blog. but thanks for sharing. i will watch for them to come. oh, had to come see what mentalpause was all about. funny. happy day.

Flea said...

FANTASTIC! Can we say "Jealous"? And when you learn to play the ciolin, make sure your teacher is REALLY HOT.

Mary said...

Wait, what row were you in?

Just kidding. Sounds great!
xoxo,
Mary

Debbie said...

Gosh, I bet you had a hard time seeing. Oh no, WAIT, you were in the second row! Sounds like a wonderful time and I agree violin lessons are a great idea. I didn't have much luck in the 4th grade with it, but at our age Mama, maybe you're on to something!

Country Girl said...

So glad to hear you're feeling better and how much fun you had in the SECOND ROW!

Lisa said...

That HAD to make your cold feel better...second row??? Boy, aren't you...specaillllllll????
Glad you had a good time...in the second row!

Sandie said...

This is an AWESOME way to ring in December! I've wanted to go see Trans Siberian Orchestra for the past 2 years---hubby's always so good about getting tickets and great seats---but he's just never gotten ANY for this show. Maybe this year. After reading your post, I hope so!

Glad you had fun, in the SECOND ROW!! :-)

Sandie said...

P.S. I meant to tell you I like the new look---especially the header with the "pause" in the middle. It made me chuckle.

dlyn said...

I am so glad you got to go! We were thinking about going to one of the ones in NH when we were at my sister's but we thought too long and it sold out. Maybe next year :)

Susan said...

I have just recently heard of them and would love to see them in concert. Thanks for all the great photos and commentary! Great website, too. I'll be back!

Susan
http://susanjayne.blogspot.com

Hilary said...

How very disappointing for you not to get into the FIRST ROW. ;)

Glad you had a great time.. fun pics!

Snooty Primadona said...

Dang! I'll bend over backwards for a fiddle player that can do the same.

I would be majorly all over that martini or whatever the Hell it was...

Thanks for The Share.

Egghead said...

Ohhh I am so jealous. That sounds wonderful. I love the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Fun.

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