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13 August 2006 @ 08:18 am
A GREAT day in LA (with photos!!)  
Our day started with a trip to the Glendale Galleria. There I spent WAAAAY too much money, finally finding slacks I liked that: 1) actually fit, 2) didn't have a waistline SO low that I'm unable to wear it to work. It was a little more than I'm used to spending, but I have SUCH a problem finding clothes that actually fit me (and are work appropriate) that when I find it, I usually can't worry too much about the price. :P I feel a little broke now, but I just have to keep reminding myself that I can NEVER find clothes at home and I never go clothes shopping except when I'm in LA anyway...

We ate lunch at Red Robin :) and had the wonderful freckled lemonade. :) It's really the most delicious thing ever!


After the mall, we headed to the LA Arboretum to see Kevin in concert with the Philharmonic Orchestra. I always love seeing Kevin sing - it usually doesn't matter what, however the concert that we were seeing was basically a repeat of the concert that I first saw in 2002. So even though I was excited, I knew nothing could ever compare to the excitement of that very first concert I saw four years ago...

The nice surprise last night... our tickets!!! Even though I buy our tickets almost the moment they're announced, we usually end up on Table 154 or higher. :P I think the closest that I ever got to the front was Table 121 and that was last year when I bought our tickets in February for the concert (which was 7 months in advance!!) :P THIS YEAR WE WERE ON TABLE 1!!! :D I told that to Kevin and he laughed. "Get out!!!" He said, "We're all the way back on Table 157!" Our front row seats were wonderful and allowed us to see everything on the stage and added SO MUCH to my enjoyment of the concert. :)

Kevin sang five songs: "Sunset Boulevard," "The Money Kept Rolling In," "Gus, the Theatre Cat," "Music of the Night" (for which he received a standing ovation) and "All I Ask of You." The latter two were songs that weren't sung at the concert in 2002 and really, just getting to hear him sing those two songs were worth the price of admission alone. He was incredible, as always!

Got to speak with Kevin quite a bit at the concert. He was with his cousin Mike and his family who were helping him sell his CD at the information booth (Julie is still away overseas shooting her movie.) It was funny, but whenever Kevin passed our table he'd wave to us or stop to speak with us - he even caught us taking a silly self portrait and offered to take our picture for us. :) Spoke with his cousins and got to see his nephew, who's SO big now! (I remembered when his cousin's wife was pregnant with him when I saw them at "Spitfire Grill" in Nov of 2002) :) It's always so nice to see Kevin, but I love seeing him at the Calphil concert each year because it's SUCH a laid back setting and he's always so much more relaxed and himself... :D

Kevin told me that he went a little "poster happy". :) "I don't know WHAT I was thinking!" He told me. :)

I took my usual, requisite photo of Kevin in front of the stage. :) He said he had a lovely time on his recent vacation - in fact, he looked more relaxed than I'd ever seen him. :)

Someone on our table was nice enough to take a photo of us last night. :)

Here's the photo that Kevin saw us taking as he walked by our table and was sweet enough to offer to take one for us. :)

This photo was taken just after Kevin showed us his new camera -
"It has eight megapixels, I mean... who needs that much??" He asked. :)

Kevin in his spiffy tux! ;) This picture took FOREVER to take!
Both our smiles have long since faded by the time this was snapped... :P

Today we're heading to Beverly Center and then seeing Tami in "tick, tick...BOOM!" at the Coronet theatre and then we're heading to the Ahmanson to see "Curtains." :) It should be another wonderful day. :D Hope you're all having a nice weekend!! :) *HUGS*!!
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Phenomenull: pinupphenomenull on August 13th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)

I really like that picture that Kevin took of the two of you.

Glad to hear you're having a good time.
Sheri: Sydney *SIGH*shutterbug93 on August 17th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!! Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to your comment - we had a huge power outage last night... :P
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on August 13th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Wonderful photo! So the event starts in the afternoon and last until at night? That's a fun event!

I'm looking forward to hearing about Curtains. I'm going to see it too :)
Sheri: Sheri & Kevinshutterbug93 on August 17th, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)
The concert is always such fun!! It starts around 5:30pm and everyone brings picnic dinners and we all sit around, under the stars eating good food and listening to great music. It's lovely - it's one of the things I look forward to each summer. :)

Oh, I still have to post my Curtains thoughts! I came home SO late on Monday night and last night we had a long power outage! I'll post my thoughts soon, though! :)
karen: satc laughwakedistracted on August 13th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC)
Whenever we go away, I usually end up spending a lot of money on clothes, but it's only because I get the chance to go to stores we don't have here, and I am able to find a lot of clothes that fit and that I like! I know exactly what you're talking about - I usually have a little guilty nagging feeling for a while afterwards, but I always try to tell myself that if you happen to find clothes you really, really like, that fit great, and that you can get a lot of use out of, it's completely worth splurging a bit! :)

I'm so glad the weekend is going so well! I love all of those pictures you posted, but I especially love the ones of you and Mark. What gorgeous shots!
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on August 17th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
VERY true, Karen!! I can never find clothes here in Hawaii - especially clothes that I'm able to wear to work. The clothes here are usually made for teenagers or people who are much older than I am. If I can find clothes I like that fit me, I don't mind spending the money. :)

Thanks so much about the pictures!! Mark & I were taking so many pictures, the couple next to us asked if we were newlyweds. :D
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on August 13th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
For me it's also not easy so find new clothes which fit and I really like. As well, if I don't like them it can happen that I'll not wear them even if they fit. So, it sounds good to me that you found clothes which fit and which you like. :)

I'm glad that you have a wonderful time. :) And thanks for sharing the photos, I like all of them but especially the second one of you and Mark. You not only look great it's also a very nice photo of you both.

Big *hugs* to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on August 17th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC)
I have to agree, Sabine! It's very rare that I find clothes that I like anyway so I guess spending a little more is not too much of a bad thing. :)

Thanks for your comment about the pictures!! We go a little picture crazy when we travel, but it's a lot of fun! :D

Hope you're doing well, Sabine! Big *HUGS* to you!!