This past weekend, my best friend and I took a flash trip to New York City. We did an afternoon of touristy stuff, including Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the Rockefeller Christmas tree. We were not the only tourists in town, because holy moly there were a lot of people.
At one point we were in an unmoving mass of humanity stuck across the street from Saks. At least there were fun lights to look at while we were being slowly crushed to death by the mob.
Finally, one brave soul forged a path out and we followed like lemmings. Freedom!
We eventually made it to the Rockefeller tree, which was spectacular. I didn’t know you could get that many lights on a single tree.
For reference to how big it is, look at the building behind or the people standing underneath it. Yeah, those tiny blobs at the bottom are people. :)
We had a lot of fun, crowds notwithstanding, but highlight of the trip was the Broadway show. I like musicals, but I don’t go out of my way to see them, so I left the show selection to my BFF who is a huge fan.
Best. Decision. Ever.
She picked Dear Evan Hansen, and it was incredible. It’s easily the best show I’ve seen this year and near the top of best ever.
The cast was stellar, the music was awesome, and the story was both funny and heart-wrenching. I think half the theater was crying by the end.
I don’t know if the show is traveling or not, but if it comes anywhere near you and you even mildly like musicals, you should go. If you happen to be in NYC with a bit of free time, you should go. If neither of those are true, then check out the soundtrack. :)