Sunday, February 15, 2009

SuperBowl Sunday in NYC

Booked an early Sunday flight to NYC to make sure I had time to catch something on Broadway. Sheena has never been disappointed by the TKTS booth in Times Square. Part of the fun is the random nature of what spectacle one will end up seeing. Play? Musical? Serious? Silly? Keeping an open mind right up until it's your turn at the ticket window. Had 3 options in my head. All 3 were still available once the line turned the corner.

Sheena said "Equus". It was a good choice. No, not just because of the hoopla over Harry Potters peen. (Full disclosure: Sheena has never read a Harry Potter book, has never seen a Harry Potter movie, has not purchased any Harry Potter merch, and likely never will).

It was a friggin intense production. Very sparse set, dazzling casting of the horse-men. The 3 leads, Richard Griffiths, Daniel Radcliffe and Kate Mulgrew were fantastic. Especially Griffiths and Radcliffe.

Though I did wonder about just how much psychological damage was done to the legions of pre-teen girls hoping to see their pinup boy hero, and instead being subjected to some head trippy raw sexuality and violence. Their moms must be so proud of themselves.

And now, into the night in search of grub...

Had the BBQ meat platter at Virgil's. Kinda hate to say it, but this yankee joint had some of the best pulled pork EVER.

SuperBowl started while I was eating over in the lounge area. I didn't intend to stay to watch the game, but Sheena got goosebumps watching Jennifer Hudson belt it out... and the entire bar clapped when she was done. I think America likes itself again.


At 8:16 AM, Blogger sooey said...

Thanks for the culture, Sheena!


At 9:31 AM, Blogger Whitenoise said...

It is the greatest city, isn't it?

At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

/me has a buddy that lives in a huge appt (by NYC standards) two blocks from Times Square.

Whenever he and his wife go vacation, I have first dibs on the pad. Have to walk their dog though, damnit.

:) ha haaaaaa.


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