Weekend catch up time. Weather wasn't the greatest, so not much to report. Mama and her long time friend Pamela came to visit me Saturday. We had been planning this outing for months, so I was glad the time finally came. After seeing Wicked last year, coincidentally on this same weekend, Mom learned the Jersey Boys was on the list for 2010 and started planning. The 2 ladies drove from their respective home towns and met up at my place before the show. We shared some pictures and stories. It was fun to see my Mom with one of her best girlfriends for over 40 years!!! I had met Pamela when I was little, but yeah, don't remember that one.
Off we went to grab some lunch at the Barking Dog Cafe. I had heard great things about the place, but can't say I was that impressed. I thought it was going to be more upscale then it came across in person. Our meals were ok, but I probably won't go back. The server was 15 and I think it might have been his 2nd day. Pamela was ready for the show and a cocktail, so I knew we were going to get along great!
We quickly parked in the lot next to the Murat, excuse me, Old National Center (boring) trying to beat the humidity. Found the bathrooms, the bar, and our seats a few minutes to show time. I wasn't sure what this musical would be like or about, but I had a great time at Wicked, so I was excited to try this experience again.
The Jersey Boys told the story of the Four Season, among the approximately 10 other names they were called over the years. It was interesting how they put the timeline together. Talked about the ladies, the crime, the different members of the group. I happened to know quite a few of the songs, but had no clue they were from that group. Then Beggin' came on, and I was stunned. I've been jammin' to the Madcon version for months, only to find out these guys did it first?! I did show my age... young age, that is at one point. They had a screen that was playing old TV clips of the band and showed this old guy introducing them on a television program. I didn't know who he was, so I asked "Is that Bob Hope?" Pamela about died because it was Ed Sullivan but I had no clue.
Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures because my camera battery was dead, no juice at all. Other than that, it was a great day with my Mom and her friend. I certainly have picked up the musical bug now and we'll probably make it a tradition to see at least one a year. Better get to researching the next one!