Monday, November 17, 2008

TSO (Trans Siberian Orchestra)

So on Monday night last week Kevin asked if we had plans for Sunday night. I said "no" and he said "we do now" and wouldn't tell me anything else. So I tried my best not to care all week, which is really hard for me! I did such a good job at not caring I actually forgot about it over the weekend until Sunday afternoon when Kevin said we wouldn't have enough time to do something and I was like "Why?" and that is when I remembered he had a surprise for me.
Around 6:30PM we headed into Atlanta. At this point Kevin says he isn't sure if it is something I will like or not, but wanted to give it a try. I didn't really care what we were doing, I was just excited because we were heading into Atlanta. I love going into the city! He wouldn't tell me anything about the night as we drove in, except that we had never done it before. (That didn't really help because we are creatures of habit and don't try new things that often! (Once we finally found out that I had IC, and while we were going thru all the Dr. appts. trying to find out what was wrong with me, we stopped going out on dates. I can't eat anything and would always need to pee every few minutes, so I was not any fun at all!!) Anyhow, back to the story, we parked by Centennial Olympic Park and walked over to Philips Arena.
I still didn't find out what we were doing until after we were seated (which we were dead center-a million miles away-but really perfect seats!!) because Star94 was there with a Children's Healthcare Representative and a member of the Trans Siberian Orchestra to give the Hospital a check. ($1 from each ticket sell went to the hospital.)

Funny story: I had pulled out the Christmas music recently so Kevin had put in one of our TSO c.d.'s this week and played it while we were at home one night. I was only liking one out of every few songs so this had made Kevin very nervous about his surprise!!
So once I knew what we were doing (the arena was obviously set up for a concert), & who we were seeing(when the TSO member was mentioned), I was very excited!. Even though I don't like all their songs, the ones I do like-I like a lot!! The show was really cool! Actually, I think the only way to describe it is to use a word of the 90's. (Which the band is stuck in the 80's or 90's anyhow with their long hair, style of music and light show-too funny-but also really fun!) It was AWESOME! The light show during the concert was as amazing as the music! The first half had a narrator, which was weird and made Kevin and I laugh every time he spoke, but it was a pretty cool story and we enjoyed ourselves completely! The second half wasn't all Christmas music and had more singing-which I liked the instrumental parts best, but it was still fun!
After the show we walked through the park to see if the Ice Skating Rink was still open. It was after 11PM by the time we got out, so I knew it wouldn't be, but we froze our nose and ears off walking around looking at the lights for awhile before we went back to the car and headed home. Overall a huge success for a date night! Cheers to Kevin for a great success!!


mom0ktdid said...

Aw! How sweet that he planned that surprise for you! corey can't plan surprises for me, I just stress him out trying to figure out what it is or if I will like it!
Sounds like a fun night!

andysbethy said...

What fun! Andy really wants to go to a concert - that is one of the things he is asking for, for Christmas - concert tickets. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. You are lucky to live so close to ATL, so you can get to "cultural events" so easily!
I have no idea what TSO plays, so I am going to go check out the internet, and see what I can find!

The Unlikely Homeschooler said...

what fun!! Kudos to Kevin for planning such a fun event and to you for allowing him to really surprise you without driving him nuts!!

andysbethy said...

Hey - I tagged you. See my blog for details.

Daniel & Heidi Hicks said...

That was so sweet and romantic of Kevin!! You handled the surprise well. I am the worst with surprises... i would have been begging all week to know ;-)