Friday, November 11, 2011
Brian Boitano Event
As I was watching the Chicago Blackhawks game with the Old Man tonight, I saw a commercial for an event that I know is simply going to be huge. It is the Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular featuring a performance by Chicago. A combination of greatness! I can't believe that this has not been thought of before. Two artistic superpowers weaving their magic together under one roof. At least two or three nights a week, I find myself listening to post-Peter Cetera era Chicago in my headphones while watching old tapes of Brian Boitano performances. I've always found it infinitely frustrating not to be able to enjoy both loves simultaneously on the same artistic canvas. Now I can - and I can enjoy it live. I must get tickets. However, I am frightened to even try to comprehend what the ticket scalpers are charging for this event. I have to assume that the prices rival those charged for the Super Bowl. Or the Globetrotters. I mean, how do you put a price on Brian Boitano fluttering around to "Saturday in the Park." Tears will be shed. I - Hoagie The Dog - love jazz-influenced classic rock. And I love the art and pageantry of figure skating. I don't imagine that I will be able to afford the ticket. However, I will be at home, on the couch with my headphones on, "25 or 6 to 4" playing, watching either a tape of Brian excelling in the 1988 Olympics or perhaps a tape of his Food Network show "What Would Brian Boitano Make?" I'm cool with that.