July 27, 2010

Sleepin' on the streets of New York...literally...

This past weekend, Kyle and I waited in this...
& slept on this...
to see this... (with Al Pacino himself, mind you)
at this amazing venue!
Yes, it's true.  Kyle & I have been wanting tickets to see Shakespeare in the Park (Central Park) all summer long.  The only catch is that you must wait in line for tickets.  At the beginning of the season, showing up at 6 am would pretty much guarantee you tickets at the 1 pm handout time.  But due to popularity, Kyle and I showed up at the corner of 81st & Central Park West at 9:30 pm, the night before & were still 100th in line! We toted our air mattress, blankets, pillows, games, and snacks and set up camp for the night. 

It was a little scary at times as we were literally sleeping on the streets of NYC with...well, those who usually sleep on the streets of NYC.  However, when else would we ever get to "camp" under the stars in this city?

After much waiting, sleeping, and many card games of golf (you cannot leave the line ever except to use bathrooms)...we proudly got our tickets and enjoyed a fabulous performance in lovely Central Park. 

Three words.  Totally worth it.


  1. Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes all in one show? Yeah - totally worth it!! how awesome.

  2. which part was worth it, seeing what it was like to be homeless or the play:)

  3. this is amazing!!! way to go you two!

  4. so jealous that you got to do this. what a fun adventure! i just found your blog through heidi's. hope it's ok if i subscribe to it and check in every once in awhile. and how do you know michal thompson?? my sister's, sister in law, is michal's sister in law. does that makes sense. so i know michal through them. funny!

  5. Awesome! I bet the show was incredible. I need to go one of these summers. Your next City Campout should be for SNL tickets. I have done it every year for the finale (except this past year) and it is SO much fun!! Especially if you get in. :)