Starting off with some highlights of the day, well yesterday,
•Big Ben & The London Eye
Just gazing from afar, but amazing all the same.
•The British Museum
Admission is free, but we did buy a museum map for £2. Since we had a late lunch, it was already 3 o’clock by the time we got to Russell Square station, just two hours before the museum’s closing time. Joy was starting to get a bit antsy because she doesn’t have much more time in London. 🙁 She’s actually heading back to Taiwan early to do some volunteer work. My sister, always the giver. (Hey, it actually rhymes:D)
We spent most of our limited time at the Egyptian exhibit and I took many pictures of the descriptive panels, lying to myself that I’ll read them some day. 😛
My fave part was seeing the Rosetta Stone.
It was so exciting to see such an amazing historical artifact. To think that it played an integral part in decoding Egyptian hieroglyphs, I can barely even wrap my head around it.
This poster also gave me quite a laugh. 🙂
The ‘rents bought these tickets while we were still in Alnwick, how awesome are they? <3
Ever since I saw the movie Les Mis, I’ve been obsessed with it and the music itself of course. Also bought the very thick Victor Hugo book which I’ve yet to read. Anyways, they couldn’t get tickets to Les Mis, Mamma Mia or Lion King. At first I was a bit disappointed.
I still really want to see Les Mis, but not being able to get tickets turned out to be a blessing. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have seen Jersey Boys which is so freakin’ awesome!!!
Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Here’s the description from the official site:
“JERSEY BOYS, the internationally acclaimed hit musical, tells the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history.
Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own unique sound, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 100 million records worldwide. With spectacular performances of all their hits, JERSEY BOYS is the electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; the mob, the heartaches, the triumphs and the music.”
Most of the audience were probably older than my parents, they were a band from the 60’s after all, but I still enjoyed it immensely. So much that I just had to buy the souvenir program, (they don’t have playbills here, who knew?) just like I had to get the broadway recording.
So I saw this show on the West End instead of on Broadway, but I still think the title of this post is completely appropriate. Also, I really love the song, especially the smash finale version. Listen to it if you haven’t yet, even though smash has been canceled. 🙁