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Posted: 12/25/2005 10:18:09 AM EDT
The best one and half hour nap I ever had! I just started waking up when the ballet ended and people were clapping.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:23:37 AM EDT
phooey on you


its on PBS at 5p today



im a chick, gimmie a break
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:23:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:25:28 AM EDT
I took a girlfriend to see it once. I was ready to set myself on fire just so I could leave.

Never again!
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:30:18 AM EDT
I usually don't care for ballet (though I love a good musical or play), but being a huge Romantic-era music connoisseur, I would be happy to go to see the ballet just for the music.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:31:40 AM EDT
Please tell me you got some nookie that night...
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:31:49 AM EDT
Admit it, you guys enjoyed it.

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:35:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:35:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
I usually don't care for ballet (though I love a good musical or play), but being a huge Romantic-era music connoisseur, I would be happy to go to see the ballet just for the music.



Eeech, if I want to listen to Tchaikovsky I'll go to a symphony performance.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:37:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
The best one and half hour nap I ever had! I just started waking up when the ballet ended and people were clapping.



They were clapping to stop your snoring. Invest in a cpap machine.

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:41:00 AM EDT
Ohhh mannn!

Bad memories....

I took a job as tech director back in the 80 for a touring company doing the Nutcracker. I had to stage manage the thing too....

Every freakin' night I had to watch it, for weeks! And memorize the music.

Arrrgg! I still get nausious every time I hear the damn overture.


efxguy
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 12:34:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
but being a huge Romantic-era music connoisseur



I gotta admit, I don't believe I've heard anyone ever say that down here, in Texas...



Your point being . . . ?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 12:48:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 3:49:45 PM EDT
You guys are sumpthin' else...anyone born & raised in the northern snow country would choke & tear uo when the snow falls in the snow scean, not to mention the pathos of the Pas de Deux! Why ya bunch of insensitive lugs! Ain't ya got any heart? I Tchaikovsky don't stir yer soul ya might as well turn in yer membership in the human race!........scheesh
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 3:54:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:08:36 PM EDT
I saw the Cleveland/San Jose Ballet Company perform it several years ago.

I thought it was great. The music was superb.

(Swan Lake by the same group was excellent. That music was INTENSE.)
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:08:00 PM EDT
It was fun and great the first couple of times. When it became a yearly thing and I was sleep deprived, sleep seems much better.

Also if you ever want to see fucked up toes, date a dancer. They are ugly messed up feet.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:15:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 9:22:36 PM EDT by Greenhorn]

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
but being a huge Romantic-era music connoisseur



I gotta admit, I don't believe I've heard anyone ever say that down here, in Texas...



Your point being . . . ?



Oh, no point really.



Ah, I figured as much. I guess listening to a bunch of guys banging drums and yelling at the top of their lungs about drugs and sex is more manly?

Romantic-era (meaning between 1800 and early 1900s) is TRUE music. Modern music is largly meaningless.

Listen to the fourth movement of Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony or Franz Lizst's Les Preludes and then tell me otherwise.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:21:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:24:41 PM EDT
I have to say, I LOVE the Nutcracker Ballet... My ex plays the string bass in the Pacific Northwest Ballet orchestra, and plays (they aren't done with their performances until the 28th) like 35 performances of the thing. That means $$$ for him, which translates into $$$ for my kids' stuff that I don't have to pay for!

Gotta love that!!



I also have to say that now that I'm (for 4 years) his EX I don't miss attending the performances at all. I enjoy hearing the Nutcracker Suite on the radio occasionally...
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