Monday, April 17, 2006

Cirque du Soliel - Varekai

Friday night date night and we got all dressed up to go out. Gotta love sundresses...


We had dinner at this joint called Alba Osteria. Expensive and pretty good. It supposed to be Italian but there wasn't much on the menu pasta wise... I don't think there was anything actually.


The highlight of the night was going to see the Cirque du Soliel. I've never been to anything like this. The last time I went to the circus I was a kid. Well this was an adult version of a circus sans any animals. I guess the Cirque du Soliel has been around for awhile and travels all over the world. They put on 'acts' so going to see one is not the same unless you see the specific act. It's like a combination of opera, singing, and amazing gymnists. We saw the show titled Varekai. The costumes were combo fantasy meets sci-fi thing with unique makeup and hairstyles. It was by far the best live show I have ever seen and I would go again anytime. They also have shows that don't travel around (this even makes it more amazing that the venue you are watching this all take place in is temporary) like in Vegas - I'd like to see the water based on there called 'O'.

Here's a shot inside the tent - these copper colored pipes are like trees and during the show all sorts of cast members were climbing these things and swaying back and forth on them while other stuff was going on.


Here's a shot of the tent from outside...


The rest of the weekend was spent working on the spare bedroom to turn it into a nice small office/workspace area with trips to Home Depot. Leveled the lock to 36. Ate some great Thai food at Thai Orchid. Watched some Soprano's Season 2.

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