I’ve been fortunate enough to go to a total of 2 concerts in my life: Taylor Swift and Usher. Ever since I realized I have been a deprived child, I made it my mission to go to every concert I could.
My summer thus far has consisted of the gym, nothing, and boredom. This lead me to a fabulous idea. I decided I am going to go to the Today Show Concert Series one Friday morning. I was already in the city for the Rent the Runway White Party, giving me the perfect opportunity to execute my plan.
I woke up at 5 in the morning, to what it seemed like a camera flash. I know I’m a popular girl, but I could not imagine who would be taking a picture of me (unless it was my friend Alana – but that would be too creepy even for her). I realized it was hardcore lightening, in which case my plan would be ruined because there is no way I would stand out in lightening, risking my life, to see Maroon 5. Adam Levine isn’t THAT good looking. We decided to go back to sleep for 20 minutes to see if the lightening stopped. I was hoping it didn’t. There was no mirror nearby but I could just tell I did not get the amount of beauty sleep I needed.
Unfortunately, it stopped. We quickly got ready and headed for Dunkin Donuts across the street. We got our donuts, hot chocolate, and iced coffee. It was going to be a good day….not. We get to the subway station and the metro card is just not swiping. We get to the platform and Alana spilt her drink everywhere, using up what few napkins we had. We get on the subway and the top of her hot chocolate popped off. It could only get better from here? I think not.
We finally get to Rockefeller Center. The area we are standing in is fairly empty at 6:20, very surprising. Even though we go to Cornell, it took us a few to realize we are standing behind the stage. By the time we try to navigate to 47th street, the street is blocked off and we’re stuck standing behind the stage. We listen to the sound check, pretty cool, but no sightings of the hot Mr. Levine.
Before we know it, nothing is happening and our only source of entertainment is the baby in front of us. He was really cute, until it turned out to be a she and had an explosion in her pants. The smell of the disgusting sewer, may have been the cutie instead. “Makes Me Wonder” is playing, yet all we hear are annoying middle schoolers reading along to their printed out lyrics. As if it couldn’t get any worse, there are no birds in the sky, yet the one sitting in the tree above us, finds me to poop on. MARVELOUS.
We stay until 9, after Maroon 5 finishes their three songs and call it a morning. It was an experience. I finally did a touristy thing in New York City after living 25 minutes away my entire life. I feel accomplished.
So if that doesn’t make you want to go to a Today Show Concert this summer, I don’t know what will. It is definitely an experience you will remember, and I highly recommend it if you have nothing to do at 6 a.m. on a Friday. Concerts are the ultimate summer fun, especially free ones!
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