As of Friday, my Sunday was pretty open until I got a call from a friend who had an extra ticket to the Gay Men’s Choir of LA. They had a Sunday afternoon performance of Mighty Pipes, and for $16 the ticket was mine! How could I turn that down? I decided to spend Sunday morning finishing my taxes (yay for money back!) and then reward myself with the show. My friend picked me up in the pouring rain and drove us down to the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.
I didn’t get any exterior pics because of the heavy rain. I was shielding my camera from the rain under my bulky coat. Doesn’t the lighting make the church look like a nightclub? I also haven’t been to a nightclub in so long they probably aren’t even called nightclubs anymore. I’m so old. Any who, the church looked very cool.
The rain was leaking in a bit, and you could see it trickling down from so high above in the colorful lights.
We had the cheap seats, which meant we were close but had an obstructed view. There were three platforms of performers, although we could only see two. The two people I knew in the choir were within eyesight, so it was perfect for me.
There were 2 visiting performers, John West (Organist) and Levi Kreis (Tony winner). I couldn’t get a good photo of Levi, but I got a few of the organist. This church is known for having the largest organ in the world. It was gorgeous and added so much to the songs. This two act performance offered a variety of music from typical church music to a George Michael Medley. The highlight for most of us was Bohemian Rhapsody, which was so beautiful.
After the show we drove over to Golden Road Brewing in Glendale. If you read my blog, you know I love this place. It was pouring so we ducked inside instead of sitting out on the patio. Although, come summer time we will be out there. We sat at one of their long tables near the jukebox where we lazily picked out songs from our table, via an app.
How awesome does my caprese sandwich look? And sweet potato fritters? and outmeal stout? Yup, SO tasty. I also had a the salted carmel bread pudding, but ate it so fast I didn’t get a photo of it.
Golden Road started a blog! Check it out HERE.