The Kennedy Center is so stately and beautiful.
The President asks, "You didn’t get stuck on Dupont Circle again? To which Sydney replies, "It’s not funny- I hate that place! Can’t you declare it a Federal Disaster Area, or something?" --So true, but I believe all traffic deserves that title at rush hour around here.
Anyway back to the show...Madame Butterfly
Walking into the Kennedy Center is always so grand, the deep red carpet, the flags from around the world, it's just breath taking.
What's not breath taking, the swarms of people in blue jeans. I do realize that all types of events and shows take place all day everyday at the Kennedy Center, and that the matinees are getting out just as we would be arriving for an evening show. I just wished people would "dress" for the events, but that just doesn't happen anymore.
Once we found our way out of the Hall of Nations to the Opera House foyer, I was pleased to see most everyone was dressed appropriately-how fun!
Before entering the Opera House, I was on a mad dash to find at pair of opera glasses, or as I like to refer to it-optoculars. Silly me forgot my glasses, and even though we had fantastic seats, I wanted to see the detail of the costumes and sets. I could have sworn that at past events we were able to rent them, but not last night. Into the gift shop I went with hopes of walking out with a pair.