One of my sister's very good friends had tickets to see Cirque du Soleil's Alegria on Saturday night at the Yum! Center-- he and his wife decided to do something else instead and gave Brandy the tickets. She invited myself and Frankie to see the show. They were phenomenal seats, probably the best seats I've ever had to any show... ever. Right in front, although not in that little VIP-looking area down near the stage. (I'd be nervous to be there!)
Anyhow, the show was just amazing. I'm so inspired and impressed. I've been in an artsy mood for the past few days and jumping to escape into odd stories (probably why I'm hooked on Alice in Wonderland again) and this was totally right up my alley. It was so bizarre! But beautiful and colorful and the costumes were incredible.
( Cut because I must babble about this show. )
The end of the show was met with probably the longest standing ovation I've seen to date. My arms were starting to hurt from clapping so much. :P I have so much respect for the people who work on these shows. I mean, every aspect of it -- I read it takes 200 hours just to make one of the Old Bird costumes. I got the impression that the actors and performers last night truly enjoy what they do. I think you'd have to love it to spend your whole life working on it. I dunno. I'm definitely going to try to check out some of the other Cirque du Soleil productions at some point; just videos online for now, since I have no idea if or when they'll be heading our way again.