New York City, New York
The purpose of this family trip to New York City was for my Mother’s 60th birthday and while the trip was a splurge at 5 nights, we wanted to keep costs under control. We foolishly hoped we could go see Book of Mormons – oh silly Canadians…well we could if we wanted to pay $300 a ticket.
We didn’t want it that much.
But we still wanted to celebrate and oh we did – this is how to see a broadway play in New York City.
1) Make your mother wear a 60th birthday sash and pin to embarrass her during the day. Realize that most people in NYC are dressed more ridiculously and no one notices her.
2) Head down to TKTS Seaport – NOT the one in Times Square! Here in Seaport you can get tickets day before or day of, and there’s no line wrapping down the block.
Blankly look at the list of shows available and the nice boy standing outside will help you choose one. He has seen pretty much every show and knows which ones have won awards. Go inside and buy tickets for 50% off the regular price.
3) Celebrate your keen sense of getting a deal by splurging on drinks at an outdoor patio at Seaport. Sure the drinks are ridiculously expensive but you just saved 50% on a Broadway play!
4) Head over to the show. Ask a clueless man to take your photo but remember he’s an idiot so he won’t put the show billboard in the background but instead include your ugly but sensible shoes. Oh yeah it will also be out of focus. Then take an awesome photo of him and his girlfriend.
5) Decide you can take a better photo yourself with your iPhone. But wait short people have short arms. That’s okay as long as everyone gets one eye in the photo and the play name (Memphis) behind you it will be good enough for Facebook.
6) Realize you have spent too much time outside screwing around and go sit down. It’s time to talk about important things, like the hot concessions stand guy. How much money does he make? How many jobs does he have? Can he even afford to live in New York? Does he travel from New Jersey?
Oh wait the play is beginning to start, it’s time to shut up.