Sunday, December 7, 2008

Celine Dion

Last night Paul and I took our moms to see Celine Dion. We planned it as a surprise. In fact, we bought tickets over a year ago! My mom figured it out a while ago, but Paul's mom was really surprised. When he told her we were going to Arena, she was excited because she thought we were going to a hockey game! After we got there, Paul finally told her.
We had great seats, 3rd row one the floor, but it was more like the second row because there was only one row of seats in front of us. Mohammed Ali was there, Celine introduced him, they shined the spotlight on him up on the club level, and he got a standing ovation. (Our seats were better than his!)
Now, I know many of you are thinking that I don't seem like a Ceine Dion fan. Generally, I listen to alternative music, not because it is labeled as alternative music, but because I like the way it sounds. The same holds true for Celine. I don't really care what genre her music is, she has great songs and an incredible voice.
That being said. Celine is an awesome performer. Her voice is just as good live as it is on studio recordings. She's very personable and really puts on a great show. This is actually the second time I've seen her, we saw her when she was in Vegas at Caesar's Palace as well. She sang most of my favorite songs, I Drove All Night, Because You Loved Me, To Love You More, a few covers, All By Myself, Alone (by Heart), and a few new songs. The only song she didn't sing that I wish she would have was A New Day.
Anyway, she puts on an incredible performance and we wanted to something special for our moms for Christmas to let them know how much we love and appreciate them. It was great to spend the evening with our mothers at such an amazing concert. I would have some pictures of us, but I forgot my camera!


Peg said...

It was an wonderful night. I was so surprised and so grateful to be there. She has an incredible show and she really works hard in it. I couldn't believe how fast the show went. I think that the whole audience would have stayed longer. It was almost 11:00 when it ended. Thank you so much for such a wonderful gift.

Cindy said...

You guys are awesome! I know Mom was really wondering where you were going to take her- what a great surprise! Haven't heard about it yet from her though!

Kimberly said...

Hi Stephanie, this is Kimberly Reisiner, David's wife. I've been sucked into the blogging thing too. I would have loved to see Celine's show...very envious right now!

You can check out both my blogs,

Jesus Take the Wheel
Kim's Concoctions

Take care!