Bubala, Mumi & Max

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Olde New Amsterdam

Our trip to New York City last night was a lot of fun. Fortunately, we didn't run into any real traffic problems getting into the city. We arrived at around 6pm and found onstreet, unmetered parking. That saved us about 30 bucks! Yay! Actually, where we parked, you are not really allowed to park there until after 6pm. We pulled into a space at about 5:45pm and just waited it out until 6pm. It was such a New York City thing to do. (I think I saw them do this on Friends once. All those years of watching TV finally paid off!) We were not the only ones who did the sneaky parking trick either. At exactly 6pm, the doors of just about every car on the street opened up in unison, and the people all got out and went on their merry ways.

Since we couldn't get into the concert venue until at least 7:30pm, we headed over to spend some time in Little Italy and Chinatown since they are both very close to the venue. We walked down a street in Chinatown and saw all of the dead, butchered animals hanging in the store windows. That really helped our appetites. The whole place smelled of fish because just about every food market on the whole street has fresh fish on ice outside on their sidewalks. I guess Chinese people really like fish! The bloody animal parts and the smell of fish was really killing our appetites. So, we headed over to Little Italy to grab a bite to eat.

It was a multi-cultural night for us for sure. Somewhere between Chinatown and Little Italy, we had Italian food cooked and served by Hispanic people. Talk about your Great American Melting Pot! The food was great. I had baked ziti and Mumi had a chicken parmesan sub. The food in New York City is always great. After desserts of cannoli and chocolate truffle layer cake, we headed back to the venue for the show.

It was our first time seeing The Ark perform live. They were pretty good. Not great, but definitely entertaining. The lead singer is very flamboyant in a butch sort of way. Even with his long hair, he was still pretty sexy. I only wish he had not shaved his facial hair off. He had been growing a beard for a little while there that was looking really hot, but he shaved it all off. The bass player was pretty hot too. (See pic below.)

Here are a few pics from the concert...

The Ark

Lead Singer, Ola Salo

Bass Player, Leari


Anonymous anger hangover said...

I love the Bowery Ballroom. I was there in August to see Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave.

Ugh. So right about fish the smell. And the sweltering heat didn't help matters much. I thought I was at the Lilith Fair again.

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