Last week I was given tickets to Yanni Voices from the One2One Network. I fully admit to not knowing what to expect, but I called my most easy-going friend and headed to LA for a night out.
Probably the best way to understand our experience would be from the priceless little gems my friend kept dropping throughout the night.
Upon entering the PACKED theater: Wow, people love themselves some Yanni, huh?
Upon seeing Yanni himself: Where's the long hair and open shirt? Or is that Raffi? (No, that's Yanni, but the hair has long since been updated, or so a quick Google Images search tells me.)
Upon seeing Nathan Pacheco take the stage: Well, he's throw your panties on the stage cute, isn't he?
After hearing a duet by Ender Thomas and Chloe: I was wrong to be worried that the caramel corn would be the best thing about tonight.
After a particularly intense dueling violins piece: I think this entire theater needs a cigarette. (Seriously. Violins. Who knew?)
Upon hearing the security guard at the meet and greet stop us and say, "We've been waiting for you," and then directing us to the private elevator where we were taken away from the room of two hundred to a room of EIGHT people: What exactly did you have to DO to get these tickets, friend?
We had a chance to meet "The Voices" afterwards and they could not have been nicer or more gracious. We took a picture that I had planned to post and joke about me being the Miley Cyrus look-alike on the left in the Louboutins, but the picture is not one I even wanted to share with my husband, let alone
It really was that bad. Due to the flash you could see my belly button through my shirt. Let me be the first to tell you that no one ever tells you the injustices that pregnancy wreaks on that particular part of your anatomy. Also, in a picture with six people, the absolute WORST place to be is in the middle where you're forced to stand facing straight ahead, rather than being on the ends where you can turn and use strategic angles to your advantage.
Picture FAIL aside, it was a great night out. I love live music in all forms and there's something pretty incredible about watching people perform who truly love what they do.
And the caramel corn wasn't bad either.