November 13, 2010

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Watched Wicked again; thinking about experiences

We watched Wicked last night from some of the best seats in the house. It was amazing. J- had never seen it. For her, it was an entirely new experience. For me, seeing people’s facial expressions made the performance just so much richer – something I couldn’t do from the discounted rear seats we’d had the last time W- and I watched the musical.

What did we like about the experience? It added a richer sense of enjoyment to something we already loved. We often listen to the music from Wicked, and it was fantastic to be able to see it. There were new memories too, like the “Bring out the battering ramekin” quip that made W- and I laugh in an otherwise quiet theatre. (What, did they miss the pun?) It was a perfect fit for our dream fund.

What did it teach me about experiences to seek out? I really like watching performances, not just listening to music. It makes it much easier to remember and enjoy the music afterwards. I like musicals and operas more than concerts, so I’ll check out the Canadian Opera Company’s season and take advantage of their under-30 discount. W- and I love clever wordplay, too, so anything like that is fair game.

Looking forward to more awesomeness!