The day has finally arrived –
I’M GOING TO A BARRY MANILOW CONCERT!!!!!!!!
I have been in love with this man’s music since I first heard “Mandy” when it was originally played on the radio in 1974. I have always wanted to go to one of his concerts, but time (and money; and kids; and, well, life) kept getting in the way.
Well, neither one of us – me or Barry – is getting any younger, and this is his last big tour, so when our local radio station announced that he was coming to the area, I decided it was now or never.
I had some money of my own saved up, so I went online and sprang for the best seats that were available – we’ll be sitting on the 3rd row from the front in the center floor section.
I didn’t tell Paul until after the deed was done; I just called him up after the fact and told him to clear his schedule for the afternoon and evening of February 18th.
I even purchased parking in the prime lot (since I have Handicapped plates, we’ll get to park really, really close). I also made reservations for dinner at the fancy-schmantzy on-site restaurant.
This is the first “professional” concert that I have EVER gone to, so if you hear loud squealing this evening, just assume it’s me – I am so excited, I can barely stand it!
I know that Mr. Manilow will not be able to sing all of MY favorites (we would be there all week), but I am sure that he will sing a lot of them. And I have heard that he puts on a great show, so I am really looking forward to a fun time.
And I get to check off the “Big One” on my Bucket List!