How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice! And if you’re really famous you get to Madison Square Garden.
I’ve seen The Rolling Stones at the Garden and two years ago we were there for Paul Simon’s farewell concert. And a few years before that my friend Vivian and I were at the Garden to hear the wonderful tenor and crossover artist Andrea Bocelli.
I remember that our seats were way up in that cavernous venue, and after the long climb we had to stop to catch our breathe before settling down to enjoy the concert.
Then as we and his 20,000 other fans waited in anticipation for Bocelli to take the stage, Vivian chatted with two very attractive young women who happened to be sitting next to her.
We had turned our attention back to the stage when we heard two ushers obviously flirting with our two pretty neighbors.
”Follow us”, we heard one of the ushers say, “and bring your two friends.”
Vivian’s neighbor tapped her on the shoulder. “Come on, “ she said, “they’ve got front row seats for all of us!”
The ushers assumed we were four friends who had come to the concert together, and Vivian and I weren’t about to disabuse them. So down we all went in time to see Bocelli led on stage just a few feet from where we were now sitting.
How was the concert you may ask? Well, to tell you the truth, you haven’t heard Andrea Bocelli sing until you’ve heard him sing at Madison Square Garden from front row seats!
Me and Vivian at the Garden.
Dana Susan Lehrman
This retired librarian loves big city bustle and cozy country weekends, friends and family, good books and theatre, movies and jazz, travel, tennis, Yankee baseball, and writing about life as she sees it on her blog World Thru Brown Eyes!