... was what my sister belted out to me after I have collected my tickets at the Istana Budaya yesterday at 1.30pm. I just made a blunder, a fool out of myself. From 12noon, I was pratically chasing my sisters and my mom out of the house because I wanted to collect the Mamma Mia tickets early before the 3pm show so that we can have lunch and then watch the musical. As I arrived at the ticket counter by presenting my booking reference number, they told me that my name was not on the list! How could it be not on the list?!! I already paid for the tickets through telephone booking months ahead! Then they sent me to another counter and did a search on my booking reference and found out that I booked tickets for the 8.30pm show and not 3.00pm! My heart almost stopped.
Well, it's better to be early than never. Imagine I would have booked the show at 3pm and came at 8.30pm, wouldn't it be the funniest joke ever?!! My mom called me a blur. My sisters were too amused at my blurness. We ended up spending the whole day at Pavilion until 7.30pm. I broke a record that day by not buying a single thing even when I spent almost 6 hours there! Impressive isn't it? But... I do spot 2 jackets which I loved at ZARA costing RM399 each. Anyone want to contribute to Eiling's Jacket Foundation in the spirits of Xmas & New Year?!! I think just RM1 per reader for 2 days will allow me to get those two jackets by new year's eve. Brilliant eh?!!
But since I'm driving, paying for all the tickets and also the lunch treat at Emperor Q in Pavilion, they cannot complain! We entered the hall at 8.00pm and waited for quite a while before they dimmed the lights and the music started playing. The sound system was good and I think it was loud. Probably has to do with old age and I cannot accept head-banging level music now. The actors and actresses were all good. Not only the acting was well polished, their singing was so mesmerising. The changing of scenes were fast and swift and the music was all perfect. Everyone had a good laugh at the musical because some scenes were really funny.
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads.
And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
Across the room your eyes are glowing in the dark
And here we go again, we know the start, we know the end
Masters of the scene
We've done it all before and now we're back to get some more
You know what I mean"
"So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me"
Note: Due to overwhelming response, the extra shows will be held at Istana Budaya on Jan 2 (8.30pm), Jan 3 (3pm and 8.30pm) and Jan 4 (3pm). Tickets for the extra shows are priced at RM500, RM400, RM300 and RM200 for the different seating tiers.
Watch this video. This is exactly what goes on in one of the scenes of "I do, I do, I do". Enjoy.