|added Wed April 14 2004 at 9:07 PM
|About three months ago, I bought two tickets to Utah Symphony. Of course, knowing my track record the last week or so with getting dates to things, it was a challenge to finally get a girl to go with me. I ended up going with Ciera.
I went without knowing what the program was. They usually have a pretty good program, so it's definitely worth the $2 per ticket (with my honor's card). Took a look throught the evening's program and it turned out to be a big band night. Mom's gonna be jealous.
I didn't like some of the arrangements, because they tried to adapt them to include a symphony, but for the most part, it was really good. They did a couple numbers with just a big-band setup, which I appreciated very much. Glenn Miller, Fats Waller, Benny Goodman... what a treat. They had a singer for several of the tunes, and a few members of the BYU ballroom dance company showed us a little bit of swing.
I don't think that Ciera was necessarily too impressed. She said that she enjoyed it, but pointed out that she hasn't heard much Big Band. My condolences. I guess that I was getting into the show, because the elderly lady sitting next to me asked what instrument I played. After the show, she asked what orchestra I was in, and I kinda laughed and said that I wasn't currently playing much.
Definitely worth the time and money... if only I could've gotten one of the girl's I'm interested in to go with me. Ah well... their loss.
|added Wed April 14 2004 at 11:14 PM
|We just hacked in your system, but we just wanted him to know that he is awesome. Jo-Pete you are the man. Your persistence in chasing the opposite sex is astounding. You‘re my hero. Remember, however, some heroes are valiant in battles both war-torn bloody and wide my heroes are valiant in battles, but the battles are mostly inside. You can do it!