YES, we were there. NO, she did not wear pants. my overall assessment? it was pretty awesome!
this is not the first time i’ve dragged josh to a neighboring state for something this outrageous (the justified + stripped tour with xtina and justin timberlake back in 2003 comes to mind). i really do find lady gaga intriguing and fun, and since my days to do things this ridiculous are probably numbered, i figured . . . why not?
lady gaga sang (and sounded pretty good!), danced, and had bizarre performance-art type clips between each of her sets. her outfits were out-of-this-world intergalactic ensembles, and i know who i want to be for halloween now!*
thank to the zoom lens, i was even able to capture some of the fabulousness to share with the blogosphere! enjoy!
zooming around on a motorcycle
were our pre-show activities. we decided to take a cue from albert and headed to a swanky hotel for drinks and appetizers. this turned out to be a great move! we enjoyed a gorgeous and classy atmosphere and excellent food as well, without a huge bill or weighed-down feeling from tons of food — much better for dancing.
we chose the jefferson hotel, a blend of historic glamour and modern luxury (ooh, i like that tag line. they should hire me!)
so with all this vacation decadence, i am happy to say that there is time for running as well. my vacation philosophy is to stay active just as i am normally. running nerd and endorphin junkie that i am, i actually savor getting to do workouts under non-rushed conditions in interesting settings. i don’t like scheduling vacations to the point where there is a time crunch, but if necessary, sneaking in runs is best done in the mornings — my favorite time to get miles in these days anyway.
sunday i did a quick 5 miler before we left for our trip
yesterday i did an elliptical workout at our hotel gym (very nice, by the way!)
today josh and i may hit some local trails
it feels absolutely surreal that it is tuesday and people are hard at work right now. i’ve got to get off of the computer — the time is already going by too fast!
* that is, if i weren’t working the overnight shift in the ER that night. sad!