Every single time Chris and I walk past the Orpheum Theater in the East Village one of us says, “We’ve really got to check out STOMP some time.”
What’s STOMP, you ask? It’s over an hour and a half of awesome fun, is what it is! No but seriously, the cast of nine runs around the stage in perfectly choreographed movements, making insanely awesome music with the most ridiculous of objects. Trash cans. Lighters. Brooms. Mops. Shopping carts. (Chris and I later marveled at that last one. I mean — have you been to a grocery store lately? It’s practically impossible to get those things to go in a straight line, let alone swirl them around the stage like these guys were doing!)
So for our anniversary, I bought us tickets to check it out, which we did this past Saturday.
This is a really fantastic show, friends, especially if you have kids and are looking for some entertainment cheaper (and more thrilling, I dare say!) than Broadway. Seriously — the little kids in the audience were eating it up, giggling away the whole time! There was a lot more humor than we expected, actually. It’s now high on my recommend list for visitors.
After the show I really had to pee, so we ducked into the little coffee shop on the corner of the street — Cafe Mocha.
I’m so glad we did, because it was the cutest little place! They still had their twinkling Christmas lights up, it was pouring down rain outside and we squeezed into our seats and ordered a cappuccino (me) and a latte (Chris), along with a seriously delicious banana and chocolate crepe.
[They had a great selection of wine, espressos and tapas, too!]
Not a bad way to spend (another) anniversary date my friends! Bis bald!
P.S. The Iceland planning (only a little more than three weeks away now!) has begun in earnest, and I get more and more excited the more I read about this place!