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January 15, 2012

Seinfeld in Philadelphia

Some of you may know that I am a
HUGE Jerry Seinfeld fan! 
HUGE!

I think he is the funniest person on the planet.  I still laugh hysterically when I watch a Seinfeld episode, even if I have seen it many times.

And let me tell you, I was laughing hysterically last night!

Mr. C. and I had a night out in Philadelphia to use the Seinfeld tickets he bought me for my birthday.  Jerry was doing two shows at the Academy of Music and we had tickets for the 9:30 show.

I had never been the Academy of Music before
 but the inside was quite impressive!
It reminded me of a New York Broadway theatre.

I loved the gas lanterns outside too.

But what I loved most,
were our 2nd Row seats!
As you can see, I could barely contain my excitement!

We weren't supposed to take pictures during the show.
Although, I was laughing too hard the whole time
to even think of my camera anyway!

But at the very end,
I snapped a quick photo!
I had to..
Jerry, you are amazing!

I have seen him do a lot of interviews recently...
He also did some stand-up on Letterman and guest co-hosted Live with Kelly a couple times, so I was a little worried I would recognize too much of his routine.

But that didn't happen!  His material was fresh and his observational humor was going strong!  I only recognized a few small remarks here and there.  But I can honestly say I enjoyed every single second!

I also had some great laughs from Seinfeld's warm-up comic, Larry Miller, who is best known for the movie, "Best in Show."

Since the show was at 9:30, we had dinner beforehand at a restaurant called Time.  It was more of a late night bar type of place but the food was good and they had a great jazz band.


They had this big crazy looking chandelier over the bar,
and of course clocks all over, hence the name...Time.

Not much of an entrance,
but I had to do a quick pose.

Later we stayed at the Westin
which is known for their "Heavenly Bed".
My husband was like,
"Why are you taking a picture of the bed?"

But we didn't get to spend much time in it because at 1:30 a.m. the fire drill went off and we had to evacuate the building! So in our pajamas and coats, we descended down the 15 flights of stairs to the freezing outside.

At first, Mr. C. didn't think we needed to evacuate but I insisted.  I take fire alarms very seriously.
Above the floor number sign on each landing was the sign, "North Tower".  And if you are from the New York area, you know that is a bit too reminiscent of a certain tower where not enough people evacuated.  I didn't want to take any chances.

Luckily after a little while we were able to go back in and take the elevator back up.  Of course, at that point, I couldn't sleep and probably didn't fall back asleep till about 4:30 am.

But the weird thing about it was right before I went to bed (the first time) I pictured us evacuating the building because of the fire alarm.  I swear to you I thought about this!  But then I figured I was just worried about being away from the kids so I forgot about it...until the alarm really did go off!  Strange huh?  These kind of things happen to me all the time.

I wrote a couple posts a while back:
where I list a few coincidental situations.

At least this time it ended up being nothing!

But overall, even with the interrupted sleep, we had an incredible night out.

I highly recommend you see Jerry Seinfeld if he comes to your town!

Do you have any Seinfeld stories?
How about any psychic stories?

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14 comments

  1. That's awesome that you and your husband were able to go and sit in such great seats! My husband and I love Jerry Seinfeld too, in fact the whole Seinfeld cast. "These pretzels are making me thirsty"! We are also huge Larry David fans. Curb Your Enthusiasm is our favorite show! Thanks for sharing your evening! What a great birthday present your husband gave you!

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  2. A night to remember!! Fire alarm and all! Sounds like a really lovely evening! Glad you enjoyed the show!!

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  3. Wow, what a night! Your excitement shows while standing at your ~Second-row-Seats! You lucky girl! Who cares if the fire alarm went off and you had to go out in the cold...you had your night out! lol! We love you for sharing this night with us! Get some rest...Hugs!

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  4. Thanks everyone, it really was a great night!

    Jan - in case you read this..I have been trying to leave you a message but I keep getting stuck on your blog. I didn't want you to think I was ignoring your comments!

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  5. Wow, sounds like the perfect evening until the alarm went off. I would die if people had to see what I sleep in and all the make up washed off. So glad it was nothing.

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  6. Visiting with you from Noelle's blog. I love Jerry. That is one show that always makes me laugh out loud. What a super experience that you got to see him in person. Love your pics!

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  7. What a wonderful gift!!! That theatre is beautiful, and of course hubby's just don't understand, I would have been taking a pic of that bed too!!!

    On a side note, I awarded you an award, I love your blog, and wanted to share the love!!

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  8. Well, Shelley, you already know what a huge Seinfeld fan I am! In fact, I almost emailed you the other night after watching the episode where Kramer installs a garbage disposal in his shower. That has to be one of my favorite episodes!

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  9. What a wonderful birthday present, Shelley! Sounds like a lovely evening... Love your pics!

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  10. Seinfeld was on for maybe a year and Jerry was not that well known. A friend and I, after work, popped into a comedy club in Manhattan. There were about 10 people in there. In walked Jerry Seinfeld trying out some material. I hear he does this, or did this, quite often. He was hysterical. Wow!

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  11. I saw Seinfeld a couple of years ago. Hilarious! I'm glad you had such a good time too :)
    I've actually stayed in two hotels where the fire alarm has gone off in the middle of the night. Thankfully it was warm out both times, but I have to say it is kind of funny to see what people are dressed in when they think they won't be seen!

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  12. What a great night, I am so jealous..well, except for the evacuation but that is too weird how you thought about it. I am so glad that you had an amazing time and night out, couples need to do that every once in a while. :)
    xoxoxo

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  13. Shelley, first of all what a fun night away - what a great hubby!! And second how nutty about the fire alarm - and you feeling like it was going to go off!!

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  14. Looks like an awesome trip! Full of lots of excitement all the way to the fire alarm!
    I enjoyed your last post on black doors. I've thought about painting some of my doors black too.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Tammy

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