My mom and sisters are seriously the best. It had been too long since we had a girl's night out so when we heard Straight No Chaser was coming to town it seemed like the perfect way to celebrate my sisters 25th birthday. I bought tickets the morning they went on sale and just managed to snatch four...who knew it was such a hot show?
We started off with dinner at Nido's. We are super critical of Italian food but this was seriously amazing. So good I had just about cleared my plate before I took a photo...this is a common theme with me. But seriously, even the remains look tasty, no? Two words: Veal Parmesan. It was so nice to just sit and chat about what we are feeling and everything going on in our lives.
On to the main event. I love a capella and Straight No Chaser has become a holiday staple in my family. Their recordings are great but until you hear them in person it is hard to understand how brilliant it is that all those sounds are created with human voices. "Uptown Funk" sans synthesization...honestly, wouldn't have even thought it was possible. And you just have to appreciate "Single Lady" sung by ten men. But "The Twelve Day of Christmas" will be my forever favorite...they actually managed to make twelve verses of repetition an enjoyable experience. Check it out here.
L'Chaim. Salute. Cheers.