Last night, Bud performed with his kung fu team at a Chinese New Year celebration at David Geffen Hall. Originally, only the older members of the team were going, but Bud was added pretty much at the last minute.
We never dreamed that he would ever be on the Lincoln Center stage!! What a wonderful and amazing experience! I don't know if it dawned on Bud until we got there just how big a venue and event this was; the couch didn't seem to know Lincoln Center at all and so maybe they were all spared some of the anticipatory jitters.
So, he spent most of Saturday with his team, practicing, practicing, practicing.
|Checking it out|
|Dress rehearsal--he's the red/white blur in the back right|
And yesterday, we went into Manhattan for rehearsal and the performance. We had lunch, checked into our hotel, the Empire, across the street, met up with his teammates, and then Sis and I went back to the room (grabbing Starbucks coffee on the way), where we met up with Ma, Gong, and Goo. We went back to Lincoln Center around 6:45 and took our seats in the back of the first tier (which was better than we expected.) As we got closer to time, I got more nervous about the whole thing (because I knew how big Lincoln Center was!)
|Heading to their room|
|View from the stage|
|Dress rehearsal--he's the red/white blur near the photo's middle|
Am I a proud mom!
|The finale of their routine--he's the red/white blur in the back row, very middle|
|Leaving by the stage door on 65th|
Bud's eyes were drooping over his souffle and we headed upstairs to bed.
As his teammate's mom said, "This was a real bucket list item. Except it probably wasn't even on their list yet!