while in pennsylvania, we had the privilege of getting a private tour of the warner theater in erie. a friend of joe's family is the current manager of this place and he was overjoyed to show us around what seemed to be his pride and joy. this theater was built in 1932 and has recently been refurbished to help restore it to its original glory. and oh my land, i feel like i have been waiting for this place my whole life and never even knew it.
^ the lobby. oy. they were setting up for a wedding at the time we were visiting and i couldn't help but think if i lived in pennsylvania, this is where i'd get married, hands down. walking down that staircase evoked feelings that were a cross between audrey hepburn in "roman holiday" and "funny face." but i don't want to stop! take the picture!
those of you who know me well know that i have a great admiration for architecture. this stage reminded me of the pantages theater back home in hollywood. i love the intricate details and obvious glamour of this era.
joe said to me as we stood on this stage taking way too many pictures and staring in awe, how cool would it be if we had the opportunity to come back and perform here someday? like, if our careers ended up taking us here for a concert at some point in our lives?
he says cool things. it got me thinking about how our lives as musicians take so many ridiculous twists and turns, we literally never know what is waiting just around the corner. for example, one day you're playing a classical orchestra concert, the next you're serenading a rapper's ex-girlfriend at her front door as he tries to get his lady back. or in joe's case, you play american idol one day and then get called in for a hand-modeling audition. whaaaa...
i hope we get to play venues as historic as this one in our future adventures.