I love live music, and I’ve even been known to sit through a ballet or two. True story. Unfortunately, our boys tend to sit still in 15 minute intervals, give or take, which really cuts into any sort of civilized outing. Most concerts that allows for standing, jumping, and other bits of excitement tend to fall into two categories, those filled with talking backpacks and singing dinosaurs or those filled with profanity, questionable dress codes, and speakers turned all the way to 11. Obviously I prefer the latter; however, such shows are rarely fit for family bonding.
And then the holidays come ’round, and suddenly the best of both worlds collide. Shows that would normally put the kids to sleep are spiced with seasonal favorites that they know and love. No longer do we need to flip a coin between seeing a show the kids adore but leaves us less so, and something we would really enjoy if we didn’t have to tell the boys to be quiet every 30 seconds. That’s the magic of Christmas, people.
Thanks to the Citi Private Pass, all we need is our Citi credit card or Citibank Debit MasterCard and we can get exclusive ticket presales, preferred seating, special packages, and other awesome perks that aren’t available to the rest of the world. They know who they are.
Yes, that was a totally obvious plug for Citi Private Pass, but it’s that cool. The only downside is trying to decide which of the shows we should attend. I’ve narrowed it down to Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas show, Paul Anka’s “Let it Snow” performance, Kenny Rogers seasonal songs in the round, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in all its festive glory, or the Moscow Ballet performing the Great Russian Nutcracker. Any of them would be fantastic, and I think the kids would enjoy them just as much as my wife and I would—or close enough to justify the tickets.
No offense to the singing dinosaur, I’m sure his holiday show is nice, too.
Which show(s) would you go to?
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