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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tony, Toni, Tone

So, the Tony Awards are two weeks from tomorrow and I cannot believe I am going! It's kind of insane, actually. Full disclosure: I had to buy my tickets with all the plebes. And I will be sitting far away from the awesomeness, but I GET TO GO! On the other hand, The Husband's producers were generous enough to buy him what should be a lovely seat down much closer to the action. We could not afford the $700-a-pop for me to sit with him. But we will be together, sort of. I believe that Radio City Music Hall seats about 5,000 people, so there will likely be about 3,500+ people between us. But there is a pre-party and a post-party so we will certainly be together for those. Oh, and I AM GOING TO THE TONY AWARDS!

Had we not had to shell out some legitimate cash for my seat (significantly less than Louis' locale), perhaps there would be a new dress on the horizon. But I am very blessed to have a ridiculously fabulous collection of cool dresses to choose from in my own collection, and none of them have really been viewed by NYC eyes, so I think I will be okay. I plan to throw on my Vera Wang black dress, so that ain't too shabby. It may be old enough that if anyone asks who I am wearing I can say, "Vintage Vera Wang." The shoes will be the new ones I got for opening night (more on that later). They are amazing, crazy sexy shoes by the company,"Oh, Deer." Love that name. Love the shoes even more. My darling spouse actually bought them for me for opening night. They were a good luck charm then and I hope they do the same on June 7. My other good luck charm from opening (and yet another gift from the hubby) are my new Swarovski crystal earrings. Fancy Shmancy. I don't have a ton of stuff on the East Coast at the moment, but I am lucky to have the amazing things I do.

What's better is the other accompaniments I have for the night are the beyond compare. My sister and my dad will be joining me in the cheap seats! It seems almost too good to be true. My family means everything to me and to get to share this with them is a little bit of a miracle. They will also be seeing The Show that weekend, making them the first of my immediate family to do so. I cannot wait to hear what I think.

So, the awards show is being hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. You may know him as Doogie Howser, M.D., but to me he's Barney Stinson. And he sleighs me. I cannot wait to see him in action. Also in action will be my "extended family," some of the cast of "The Show." The Dad Guy isn't performing, which may be all for the best as we'll actually get to enjoy the festivities together. But Alice, Bobby and Aaron are going to kill it. It's going to blow your mind. Whoever you are reading this right now, be prepared to have your mind blown. It'll be fun to watch the an amazing show get recognized and take home some awards. At the end of the night everyone will be saying, "Billy Who?"

So, off to figure out what jewelery to wear. And to jump up and down a little bit.


Anonymous Beth C said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see pics of the ensemble! Yes yes, nominated show, very exciting, but SHOW ME WHAT YOU ARE WEARING TO FANCY AWARDS SHOW! You get to be one of the beautiful people (well, you are always a beautiful person, but you know what I mean!)

11:01 PM  
Blogger noreen said...

Beth, I am a little freaked that I will be at an event that might get some play at Go Fug Yourself. One bad pic and I could be an Anonymous Fug (not that I will be anywhere near important pics being taken). Yikes! I am playing it pretty safe, and I promise pictures!

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Rona said...

Is there a red carpet pre-show on CBS? And do you get to walk in with that guy you hang out with? (Or without him - it's you I want to see on TV).

10:47 PM  
Blogger noreen said...

I don't know if I will be walking the red carpet. I assume Louis will, along with the folks from his cast. I may have to go through a different entrance where the less-cool people are sent. Not sure how it all works. Sounds a little like he's in first class and I am in... steerage. I was going to say coach, but I am not sure that's even a fair comparison.

6:40 AM  
Blogger The Olson Trio said...

We will be 100% sure to watch (and probably record) the award show. Our fingers and toes are crossed for Louis' peeps!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Noreen - sorry I haven't posted in a looong time. I love reading what you're up to - and what better than the freaking TONY AWARDS! I'm so pumped for you and Louis! You are going to look dy-no-mite! Have a blast!

9:58 AM  

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