Its amazing how different things are just 20 miles south of the Hawthorne IBM lab. One of my fellow interns co-workers was kind enough to give him tickets to a NY philharmonic orchestra for Wednesday. He graciously invited me to tag along to watch the show. I had never been to one of these events, so I didn't know what to expect. I can't say I'm a fan of classical music, except when I need to isolate myself from outside noise, but I can appreciate nice sound. I was quite impressed with the performance. I'm sure the performers were very good, so I guess my ears are now spoiled when it comes to live orchestra.
After the show we walked around a bit to experience the NYC culture a bit. I always go on weekends, but its hard to tell the difference in the city that never sleeps, the place was lively as ever. In Westchester county just a few miles up, on the other hand, about 90% of the places are closed by 9PM or so. There was an ourdoor music event being hosted courtesy of Macy's with live Swing music. The streets were filled with as much people as I'm used to seeing there during the day on the weekends. Since it was mid week, we couldn't stay for long, but I am glad I got to see it.
Me at the Lincoln center theatre, attending an orchestra
Macy's music event