Just before Christmas, I was at the mall and noticed a sign advertising Drumline Live at the Smith Center. Darric watches the movie Drumline anytime it comes on TV. He likes football, but if he ever went to a big football game, I'm sure it would be more for the half time show. I got right on my phone and looked up tickets and later that day ordered some for Darric for Christmas. (As far as I know, he was surprised by his gift)
Friday, January 27th was the night of the show. I wish we would have planned our evening a little better so we would have had time to go to a nice sit down restaurant. By the time we got through 5:00 traffic on I-15, we only had enough time to sit down at Chipotle at the Premium Outlet Mall. It was still good. We both got a bowl. His with steak and hot sauce, mine mild with chicken. We both agreed to pay extra for guacamole. :)
(I just have to say how impressed I was with the lights in the parking garage. The ones on the roof that show green if a spot is empty and red if it's full. No more driving down lane after lane searching for a spot, you just look for a green light and you're good. These probably aren't a new thing, but they're new to me.)
We arrived at the Smith Center, found a parking spot, hitched a ride on a golf cart with an older couple and made it inside just after 6:30. This was our first time at the Smith Center and we were both really impressed. It was beautiful. We had some time to kill before we could go in, so we got drinks and found some chairs to chillax in. (FYI, he was texting me... about the crowd of people below)
At 7:00, they opened the doors and we were shown to our seats. Seats 201 and 202 in Row D (dress circle center). I put Darric on the end of the row so he didn't have to sit by anyone else. Which was good, we just had to stand up several times to let people in and out of their seats. The people watching was good while we waited the 30 minutes for the show to start.
The show was made up of 11 scenes. With a 20 minute intermission in between. And out of those 11 scenes, probably only two of them were actually drumline. We would have loved to hear more of just the drums, but the show was still good, so we can't complain. One of the scenes, Drumline Bling, was in the dark. There were like 5 drummers wearing jackets that glowed. Music was played while they drummed, but the music was so loud, you couldn't really hear the drums. The last song that was played was Juju On That Beat. And I think Darric and I were the only ones in the audience not singing along. Kind of funny.
We had a great time. We really need to get out and do stuff like this more often. (Especially when we can return to some homemade chocolate chip cookies from Kenzie)