The Show Must Go On

Since I last wrote a post, I’ve achieved a milestone: my first show in London! My roommates and I have been talking about going to a show for weeks since we live about a 10 minute bus ride from the West End, the Broadway of London, and there are some killer student discounts. The only downside is that to get the discounts, you have to get to the box office before 10 a.m. to wait in line, and we are not early risers.

Finally we decided on Matilda: The Musical, mainly because we could not pass up that £5 student ticket price. The catch? They only give out 16. So last Friday on Valentine’s Day, Jill, Kathy and I bit the bullet and woke bright and early. By the time we found the theater, it was about 9:15 and there was already a huge line. We counted about 13 or 14 people ahead of us, but we decided to take our chances.

When we got to the ticket counter, we were told there was only one ticket left for the three of us. Defeated, we turned to leave, but just then, I noticed a frustrated girl next to us, yelling at the guy helping her at the box office. It seemed she was attempting to buy a ticket for herself and someone else who wasn’t in line. Suddenly, a guy rushed in, presumably her boyfriend, but it was no use. The ticket guy told her that they couldn’t have two tickets because he wasn’t waiting in line like the rest of us. It being Valentines Day, the girl was pretty frustrated and stormed out. Their loss was our gain, and even though our seats weren’t together and it would be accurate to say that we were sitting in the nosebleeds, we had a great time!

Also that weekend, we hit up our local gastropub called Caravan for Sunday brunch followed by a nice stroll in Hyde Park to soak up the sunny day. That park is HUGE. Like several USC campuses could fit in there.

The past few days have been uneventful, mainly because I suddenly got really sick. Bad news: I had to go see a doctor to get some antibiotics. Good news: I only went to one class this week!


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