Category: Concert / Show

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 foot at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, until this Memorial Weekend. Built in […]

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 Honda Center. LA Kiss became a franchise in 2013 and is owned by […]

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 band, Spandau Ballet, was playing at the OC Fair on July 29, so […]

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.  That was a good move, as the place filled up quickly at noon.  […]

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 Dittos. My first concert was in 1985 at the Universal Amphitheater, and I […]

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 Diner, a vintage coffee shop located a few blocks from our hotel, before […]

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 sale. We were very lucky to have scored 2nd row seats. Even though […]

Club Nokia: the Dan Band

What do you get when the lead singer looks like a dirty mechanic, sings girl cover songs, and his back up singers look like two nerds? The Dan Band! They were playing at the Club Nokia, located in LA Live. The venue holds 2300 people and we sat […]

Comedy at Icehouse Pasadena

In the past, I’ve thought Engineers were like my dad. Dry. Dull. Unbearable to be with. I got to work with many in the past. I never paid any attention to them.  Well, today I took Jeff, my weird but loveable Enginerd, to see one of his favorite comics perform […]

Cirque du Soleil’s Iris

After waiting for months, we finally get to see Iris, a Cirque du Soleil show held exclusively at the Kodak theater in Hollywood.  Danny Elfman did the music score, and the theme was paying tribute to the (creation of) movies in Hollywood. It was definitely worth the wait. We […]