Thursday, July 19, 2007

Odds and Ends from NYC

Last night we had dinner at a small German pub, callled Loriley. They serve their beer in liters! Beka and Doug met us there, and we had a great time catching up. It was fun hearing about their adventures living in New York. Oh, to be young again!

We then walked down the street to the Bowery Ballroom to hear They Might Be Giants. The opening act was a strange guy called Corn Mo. I think he would be better suited to the comedy channel. Think of a cross between Meatloaf, Elton John, Queen, and They Might Be Giants, and you have a good idea of his style. TMBG finally took the stage at 10 PM and played for about an hour and a half. It was a fun concert, with a ton of energy from 5 guys who are probably older than us.

It took us awhile to get back by subway, which seemed a bit strange at the time. We just attributed it to slow late night subways. Turns out there was an explosion of steam around 6PM and all the subways are running slowly. That was about the time we sat down for dinner. We had been in the Empire State Building a few hours earlier. I'm glad we were down when the explosion happened. That would have been frightening. We probably would have run down 86 flights of stairs!

For all our Florida friends, it looks like we'll be returning late Tuesday night. We're going to do the drive in two days, leaving early Monday morning. We are ready to get home after almost six weeks away.


Anonymous said...

Just looked over your blog and saw that Chris and Benjamin went to the Brewersgame in Minneapolis on father's day. Sean was at the same game! What are the odds?

Next time your in Wisconsin, swing by and we could do lunch (or a Brewers game!)

Anonymous said...

oops!--..."you're"...not "your!" I should proof fead and put spaces between Brewer's and game. Oh well, senior moment(s)!

Beka & Doug said...

So, I got the tmbg greatest hits album today (for Doug's first day of work) -- we both enjoyed/laughed the liner notes too...

Also, the next time my mom is in your presence, can you play her a tmbg song... she thinks they "had a hit record of some sort..." :)

If you haven't seen it already, I posted some pictures and video from the concert on our blog too. :)