• Ending on a High Note Indeed!

    19 maj 2010, 05:04 av Alphamoongirl

    Fri 7 May – Ending on a High Note: a-ha Farewell Tour

    A-HA
    Nokia Theatre, New York City
    May 6-8, 2010.

    My trek to New York City to see a-ha perform live at Nokia Theatre was bittersweet. I have waited 25 long years to see this band set foot on North American soil but I also knew this would be the last time ever I’d get to enjoy them live this side of the Atlantic. Over the years I haven’t really been involved in the community – aside from discussion with Keane fans who also loved a-ha so I really didn’t know what to expect in my adventures camping out on 44th St & Broadway for three whole days. I was lucky to pass this time with my two dear friends Lara and Jill whom I know well from the Keane message board. The night before the concert Jill and I wondered how early fans would line up. Are they as dedicated as Keane fans? We thought we’d do a walk-by at 11AM and see if there was a lineup. Lara got there first at 10:30AM and alerted us there were a good 15 people ahead of her. We arrived in line shortly before 11AM.
  • a-ha Ending on a High Note Tour - Gotta love the 80's!

    9 maj 2010, 06:42 av CONCERTCHICK

    Being that this was the first and last time I would get to see a-ha, I was excited. I had tickets to see them in 2005, but had to sell the tix because of something I had to do for work. Meh.

    The show was at the Nokia Theater in Times Square. I've never been to this theater before, and it was really nice inside! I think there's more "outside" space than actual theater (numerous bars, a merch stand, a place to buy food, HUGE bathroom, etc.), but it's a pretty nice size, and although this show was GA standing, there were seats in the back that my friend Scott and I planned on sitting in. (My regular readers know that I usually don't do standing shows anymore, haha!) I also should add that I have laryngitis due to coughing for almost 3 weeks. Going to a concert with laryngitis SUCKS for me, because I like to get all into it and scream and sing along, etc. And I couldn't make a PEEP! In fact, I started to sing along at one point and it just hurt too much! Torture!