Wednesday, 28 May 2014
The concert hall was shiny and new with wood panelling and very good acoustics. I don't think there would be a bad seat inside as everything was clear as a bell and I had never heard some of the pieces 'live' before. When Air on a G string (snigger) was played I did frantic gestures to D pretending to smoke a cigar as in the Hamlet advert of old! That piece was used to great effect in a James Bond movie - my knowledge of classical scores are film, TV, advert based references. No shame in that!! For most people that would be their first exposure to classical music.
Afterwards we were over taken with hunger pains and as it was so wet out we skipped the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms headed for the tube and got out in South London for a meaty pit stop at Byron Burgers. I went for the Miami Slice which has paprika mayo and D stuck to his cheese burger with swiss cheese. Courgette fries and regular fries were consumed with gusto.
All in all a great night just the two of us sans enfant. I can still recall the child free days, holidays 3 times a year.... those were the days.