As the weekends come here in the Big Apple, I never worry that I will get bored – there is always
something to see or do. This weekend I had planned to explore a bit more of Brooklyn. It looks like this neighborhood houses a cool spot that’s making the world’s most beautiful bagels – rainbow bagels. Check out the Bagel Store here https://www.thebagelstoreonline.com. After taking care of my stomach I would for sure need some art and culture. The next stop would have been The Brooklyn Art Library – . They are not as famous as the bagel place, but they are still known for The Sketchbook Project, a crowd-sourced library that features 40,000+ artists’ books contributed by creative people from 135+ countries. To conclude this, I would have taken a walk in the nearby park.
During my first few weeks in New York I learnt that Broadway plays are generally pretty expensive. However, there are some less known ways in which you can access very cheap tickets. One of them is to subscribe to the Broadway lotteries:
Broadway lottery – https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com
Hamilton lottery – https://hamiltonmusical.com/lottery/
If you win, you get the chance to buy tickets for prices as low as 10 dollars. Ever since I learnt about this I played Hamilton almost every day and the others from time to time. Actually, my first lotter day I was so lucky that I won the chance to buy 40 dollars tickets to Escape to Margaritaville. That was pretty cool.
This Friday, while sipping a prosecco by the pool, I get the unimaginable news that I am a winner in the Hamilton Lottery. Back in Romania, I had no idea about Hamilton, so you may wonder what is so special about it? This musical is so popular that tickets can cost as much as 2000 dollars. And I got the chance to buy these for only 10 – front row tickets, the value of my one month rent J. And you know what is even funnier and crazy? According to this article there are better chances for me to write a NYT bestseller or date a millionaire than win the Hamilton Lottery. So how happy to do you think I was? VERY.
The show was absolutely amazing. Definitely worth the 10 dollars. It has everything. In only three hours it takes you through the widest spectrum of human emotions you could ever imagine. I thought only another human being can do that, but apparently a musical stands very high chances as well. It’s happy and sad, it’s serious and funny, it’s sensitive, it’s about life and death, it’s about weaknesses and strengths, it’s about being right and wrong, it’s about fighting and giving up, it’s about beauty in life, it makes you cry and laugh at the same time. It’s the most touching experience I’ve had in a while. All in rapping style – if Emimen lived in the eighteenth century, I am sure the songs in this musical would have been his.
So, if you were wondering how a bagel turns into Hamilton, it only happens when you win the lottery and you need to change your plans. Sorry bagels, I hope I’ll see you soon!