jb loves wagner.
he took a whole class on him.
and the ring cycle.
i was walking by lincoln center last august
and saw a sign for the Met's 2010-2011 opera season,
guess what was playing?
(only the first two parts, but still)
so obviously i bought tickets.
i tried to get tickets to both parts,
but $600 for an opera is a little out of my price range.
so i got tickets to die walküre.
all 5 hours of it.
i got to go to the met.
on a school night.
and drink champagne.
and they have some crazy amazing chandeliers.
i want 'em in my house,
i could lie and say every time i took a picture in the lobby
i wasn't trying to get the chandeliers in the shot
but that just wouldn't be true.
i mean they are too flippin' cool.
also, james levine was the conductor.
and apparently he is supposed to be kind of a big deal.
so that was cool.
luckily for me,
they had a plot synopsis
so i could brush up before the opera started.
and if i'm being totally honest,
this thing was great because
now i would know what was going on when i woke up.
yeah, i'm that loser who goes to the opera and falls asleep.
but it was five hours.
and i wasn't as much of a loser as the creep i was sitting next to.
sweatpants with hugely stuffed pockets.
add to that creepy throat clearing.
bottom line ---
it was totally cool.
plus, i feel like such a rebel going out on a school night.