Sunday, April 24, 2011

I'm Not Old, I'm Awesome

Saturday night, after an Easter Party, my mother and I went to a concert. We went to see Yanni. Now, before you roll your eyes and click away, let me tell you this: I did the same thing. See, Turning the Clock Back was hosting a giveaway for two tickets to the show here in Atlanta and when I first saw it, I giggled a little and then I dismissed it.

Then, I started thinking about it and realized it sounded like something my mom would really enjoy. A lot. So, I entered and won!

I spent the next couple of days making jokes about it with my friends and even my mother but we were both excited to get to go back to the Fox for a show. The Fox.. is gorgeous. If you ever come through Atlanta, make it a stop for sure.

Anyway, so Saturday after the Easter party, we got all dressed up and headed South. After sitting in the lovely ATL traffic for an hour, we finally made it into the theater and got into our seats literally about 3 seconds before the lights dimmed.

What happened next, I would never have imagined you guys. As the orchestra came out and took their seats, the crowd... went. nuts. I'm talking jumped to their feet screaming like teenage girls. Went. Nuts. My mother and I just looked at each other in disbelief. Then, when Yanni himself came out: Complete mayhem. People were yelling and waving and shouting and jumping and clapping. It was nuts. I kept thinking wow, he has quite the fan base here in Atlanta I suppose. Weird.

Then, the music started and I was blown away. It was not at all what I expected. When I think of New Age music I think of crappy synth stuff that some weird guy is making in his basement. This was not that. This was energetic and crazy and awesome. The orchestra was amazing. When I say that, I am talking more talent on that one stage than I have seen anywhere. The violinist had people on yelling their appreciation, the drummer showed more energy and skill than I have ever seen in a live show and I have seen a lot of them. The guy playing the harp.. the harp guy.. had us all on our feet! They rocked it.

I thought it was really cool how Yanni gave each of his band members a chance to shine independently during the show. They all got to show off their skills with a solo and each time, I was totally impressed.

I am proud to announce that I wasn't even the youngest person there like I thought I might be. Granted that may have been because there was a prom going on in the Grand Ballroom but I would have much rather been in the theater watching what turned out to be a concert I won't forget as to have been upstairs with all those scary, sweaty teenagers.

So, make fun of me if you want. Snicker and call me old, but I really enjoyed it! In fact, I would definitely recommend it if you have a chance to go.

*This is not a paid endorsement of any kind. I genuinely enjoyed the show and wanted to share my experience.


  1. That's awesome! I am glad you both enjoyed yourselves and got to experience something new!

  2. I am so glad you enjoyed the concert! I used to listen to Yanni in college and then got away from him for some reason. I think I am going to check out his newer works!

  3. Great post! Glad you had such a good time!

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    Fox Theatre

  4. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the show! Yanni is an amazing artist and performer, we keep getting glowing reviews of his concerts. Thanks for the post!

  5. I heard that it was an AWESOME show, from someone less critical than you, but to hear that you were impressed?

    I'd go see it now. Only... I probably wouldn't tell anyone. ;)


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