Friday, September 11, 2009
Away From the Bright Lights of Broadway, We Find Aida!
Further to that, we were sitting on the front row, right in the middle. I worried a little that I'd have to pick up my purse. Carl is very, very good at selecting presents and tonight was our 43rd anniversary.
I was kind of surprised to like it so much because I remember when Aida first came out that the critics lambasted it. Elton John did not come out of that one smelling like a rose. But with some retooling, things are quite different now.
Actually, I don't remember hearing any of the music before, but it was still so good right from the beginning. It usually takes awhile for me to get the hang of songs, but I didn't have to this time.
Another wonderful surprise? it was so uplifting and inspiring. Somehow I didn't expect that from Rocket Man (I mean Elton John, incidentally), but that's what I got. I promise. We are always being entertained, but not so often inspired.