Disney World; Festival of the Lion King

The Festival of the Lion King is a musical show featuring live singers, dancers and acrobatic performers. The show is free, and there is a FastPass, but I splurged on the lunch package from Tiffins,…

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Slayer: the Final Campaign

Slayer is a local Southern California band that was founded in 1981.  Last year I saw Slayer for the first time in Las Vegas at the Joint at the Hard Rock Cafe.  It was my…

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Las Vegas: Metallica at T-Mobile Arena #METinVegas

Metallica was playing in Las Vegas the Monday after Thanksgiving.  I was able to get seats through Citibank, in section 19, Row H.  On the night of the event, we arrived at 5:45pm so we…

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Las Vegas: Elton John, the million dollar piano 

I was fortunate to get these tickets for free as I am a Platinum holder for the Total Reward program. I wasn’t sure what sort of seats I’d get for free, but I scored Rear…

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Las Vegas, NV: The Joint @ Hard Rock with Slayer, Behemoth, Lamb of God

I was given comp’d tickets to see Slayer on Friday, August 4th through the HRC loyalty program “Backstage Pass”. I’ve never been to a show (or a heavy metal concert!) at The Joint, and figured what’s…

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Indiegogo: Imagine Project’s The Tale of Turandot #ChildrensTheatre

Imagine Project’s The Tale of Turandot: A Theatrical Puppetry Experience for Kids from 4 to 94. Inaugural production of The Tale of Turandot is inspired by Carlo Gozzi’s play titled Turandot, which itself was based on a…

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Gustavo Dudamel at Walt Disney Concert Hall

I’ve been living in Southern California all my life, and am a frequent patron of live performances.  I used to have season tickets to the Ahmanson, Pantages, and even the old Shubert… yet never set…

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LA Kiss arena football 

On Monday, May 9, my friends and I had an opportunity to check out an AFL (Arena Football League) game. We received free tickets to see the LA Kiss play the Portland Steel at the…

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Minor league hockey: Ontario Reigns vs SD Gulls

This season, the LA Kings and the Anaheim Ducks moved their minor league teams closer to home… in fact, in the same state!  Previously, the Ducks had their minor league team in Norfolk, Virginia, making…

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Fullerton’s AMC has dine-in movie theater 

If you have not been to the movie theaters in a while, there has been a lot of changes.  If its been over 10 years, the “classic” style of seating in a large auditorium with…

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Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp on a Go Pro

I am a big fan of the 80’s teen heartthrob and glamour rock band, Spandau Ballet.  To many Americans, their biggest hit here is “True” and the song has been featured in the Wedding Singer,…

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OC Fair 2015 + Spandau Ballet

The OC Fair kicks off the summer around the 3rd week of July.  This year they will be open July 17- August 16, and celebrating 125 years with one big party. This year my favorite…

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July 4: Phantom of The Opera

Sunset Boulevard Phantom of the Opera is back in town, and I got tickets for the 2:00 performance on July 4th. Our day started off at Off Vine for brunch, where we had 11:45 reservations. …

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Spandau Ballet… 30 years later

I am a product of the 1980s.  I wore paisley shirts with puffy shoulder pads, and blue eye shadow.  I had so called “designer” jeans with the names of Gloria Vanderbilt, Chamin De Fer, and…

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Day 2: Radio City, and sightseeting

Our first official day in New York! I’ve always wanted to see the Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall, and I found a deal on TravelZoo. We started our day with breakfast at Comfort…

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Berlin Philharmonie with Simon Rattle

Aside from the Egyptian collection, I think the highlight of Stephen’s trip to Berlin is experiencing the Berlin Philharmonic in person. I stayed up late in California, and waited for the tickets to go on…

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Sneak peek movie: Rise of the Guardian, Spider-Man, Expatriate

Since Martin left, I have been watching a lot of movie screenings with Karen. They’re previews of upcoming movies which will be released soon. I don’t know why they offer it. The research group don’t ask for surveys,…

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