A Synopsis of My Weekend in Atlantic City
My day started at 3:30 in the morning leaving for the airport. I met up with Betty in Salt Lake City and we flew the rest of our trip together to Philly. From there we had reserved a Limo to take us the hour and 20 minute ride to AtlanticCity. To our surprise and delight! when we got into the Limo there was music playing ... André Rieu's The Second Waltz!! I had told the Limo service when making my reservation that we were coming to AC for an André Rieu Concert and they were thoughtful enough to have a CD playing when we got in the limo. Not only that ~ it was an older CD that we didn't have and we just loved the music on it. When the Limo picked us up at the Sheraton to take us back to Philly to catch our flight home, they had Burned a CD for us to take home with us!
Meeting up with all the fans in Atlantic City is something that is so special. It's like a big family and everyone is so happy to see each other. Most of us hadn't met since we were in Toronto last December, so the reunion was exciting with everyone hugging and talking at once. We had the most wonderful fan dinner and after our meal, Laurie had each person stand up and give their name, where they were from and how and when they discovered André. Each and every story was so fascinating to hear. I think the most concerts would go to Ruth Morgan who is on her 30th now!! There are some close runner ups that are trying to catch up to her though! ;-) And as you have seen there were fans from 14 States, plus Australia and Argentina!! All who had flown in just to see Andre's Concert!!
After our Fan Dinner we all headed for The Boardwalk Hall for the Concert ~ None were disappointed! What an amazing concert it was! André was up, and so happy. And the music was beautiful as always! Jeanine and Laurie got another High Five and Sonja got a LONG eye contact look with a wink and a smile at the end of it! We didn't get to see the orchestra members after the concert, as we all were heading back to the hotel to get together at Tun Tavern for food and conversation. We DID see Franco though and there's a cute story about that with a few pictures. Bobbie took them though, and won't be back home until this weekend. As soon as she sends them I will post them on here with the story that goes with them.
Monday some of us went over to the Boardwalk to walk around before everyone either headed home or on to Reading for the concert that night. It was another memory making weekend and we are all getting anxious and excited now for Amsterdam and Maastricht!! ~ Sue :)