and no LauraQ, not the group 'Train'....but 'Catch that Train' to Nueva York! as in the Dan Zanes song........well, two songs, Catch that Train from his CD with friends and his newest release [scheduled for June] that is styled a "pro-immigration" album, called, Nueva York! is a collaboration celebrating the rich variety of Latino music in New York City and Emma Sage and Stella had a blast dancing to the new songs!
Emma Sage and I took the 1 train back to midtown, she actually had her FIRST ever Taxi cab ride on the way to the show.
We meet up with our friends Amy and Stella [I have to write more later on how blessed we were, by the generosity of Dan Zanes and his record label, to score tickets so that Amy and Stella could join Emma Sage at her birthday celebration....as the show was 'sold out' by the time Amy was able to go online and order tickets]
These two greeted each other like they were long lost friends...when in actuality, it was the first time they had ever met, but we [their Momma's] have known each other online for years..... ~have I ever mentioned how cool the paradigm of the Internet is?????
Emma Sage and I toasted with a drink [yes, that is a Margarita I am having] after we had gotten our table and ordered our lunch [this was just the greatest set up for the two of us to celebrate her 7th Birthday]
..........and they DANCED [and danced, and danced, and danced]
We met this absolutely lovely couple at the tabled across from us who had the cutest pixie of a little girl named Luna......Doug and Camile were the parents and they were so wonderful with Emma Sage [and Stella] as their little girl had so much fun dancing with our girls.
Giving a hug of thanks for all the dancing at the end of the show.......Emma Sage has this ability to make friends where ever she goes, good friends, so when the time comes to leave, the good-byes are heartfelt.
Amy, Stella and Dan Zanes.......one really cool thing was that the Bass player is a woman that Amy is friends with from her connections/friends in the city. She was amazing. Her name is Saskia Lane and she also is a member of this awesome female group called the Lascivious Biddies [man, I love that name] ~I'm planning of heading to the city to see the Biddies perform sometime soon [Amy, you hear that? Girls night out?!?]
Emma Sage wanted Dan to sign her shirt [she saw other people having their concert T-shirts signed]....she also told Dan that her coat [notice a resemblance to his hair?] looked like his hair!!! This child just cracks me up [but she is right, her coat is a lot like his cool hair-do]
Afterwards, we walked towards the Hudson and strolled along this great park [so much has changed since I lived and worked in New York City]
Amy and Stella [I have to remember to ask to get pictures of me and Emma Sage together, I'm always behind the lens and forget! lol!]
I have to stop here, as Otto has to head out to Boy Scouts and I have a few things to get done....
I'll be back to share the rest of the adventure.....