This past Saturday afternoon was the performance and as my sister-in-law does not know the city that well and I know it quite well having commuted there for 15 years, I accompanied them into the city.
It was a gorgeous day and I am certain my brother was happy that the girls were happy and excited. Here they are walking up 6th Avenue in front of Bryant Park (where fashion week is held).
Approaching Radio City Music Hall which is a beautiful venue, the excitement was palpable. Tons of kids and their parents. It was like nothing I had ever seen.
There was a long line to purchase Glee merchandise so we waited and went back after the show had started to get the girls tee-shirts.
While the girls were inside Radio City, we walked around. Anthropology, of course. The 5th Avenue store is beautiful and I should have taken photos.
We went to St. Patrick's Cathedral and there happened to be a wedding going on. Once again, I forgot I had my camera. Argh!
Behind the altar is a section with another altar and where various cardinals are buried. There are also other saints, including St. Therese which was my mom's favorite saint. I wanted to light a candle. So I asked this really hot-looking security guard if we could sneak back there as it was roped off. He had a lovely accent and he let us through. Anytime I have wanted to visit this little area behind the altar, the staff have always been so nice and allowed me through.
As it was Fleet Week in Manhattan, there were tons of military personnel all around. I totally embarrassed my nieces by wishing every man and woman in a uniform "Happy Memorial Day."
This is a photo of Rockefeller Plaza (where the Christmas tree is lit every December) with all the flags flying proudly.
After our walk, we waited for the girls on 51st by "the Golden Door."
This is where the Glee cast members were "supposed to" exit. Now, I didn't really think they were going to leave the building as they had another performance in 3 hours. So for an hour, we waited. This area was pretty empty and then when the show let out, it was utter chaos. My nieces are somewhere in this mess.
In this photo, the cop on the right was gorgeous and the cop on the left is "pretending" to write tickets as people were not standing on the sidewalk. Really?
After waiting by the Golden Door, we went to Carnegie Deli for some delicious pastrami and then back through Times Square heading home.