Here's how my wife and I brought in the new year. We attended a private Todd Rundgren concert in Philadelphia. With only 200 attendees, it was like the band was playing in our living room.
This is definitely the way to see a show - with champagne being poured as we listened. Just before midnight, there was the obligatory singing of "Auld Lang Sine":
Here are some "highlights" from our trip:
- At the Phoenix airport, we had to move to another gate to depart on a different plane. The wing of our original plane had been struck by lightning.
- Upon landing in Philadelphia, we had to wait over an hour for our luggage. Coming from Phoenix, we had packed our winter coats in our luggage. The baggage claim is an open-air facility. It was 28 degrees.
- The concert ended at 1 AM. Being New Year's Eve night, we waited over 2 hours for a cab. It was 18 degrees. I thought my ears were going to freeze off. The cab never showed. A fellow concert-goer drove us back to the hotel - even though it was the opposite direction of where he was heading. Philadelphia truly is the city of brotherly love.
Despite these aspects that make adventures like this memorable, we would do it all over again. Admittedly though, we are happy to be back in sunny Arizona.
To tie this to Autodesk Labs, if you are interested in music and computers, you should check out Todd Rundgren: Time for the Music Industry to Evolve.
Revelry is alive in the lab.