Monday, March 9, 2009

Going to see Jake again!

Last year I was thrilled by Jake Shimabukuro's visit to the Twin cities. I found out about that one pretty late so I only got to sit in some seats that were very far away from the small stage at the Jazz club he played at. Soon after that concert, I found out Jake was coming to Minnesota again in 2009, this time to the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul on March 10th.

I dragged my feet in ordering the tickets but when I eventually did, there were still a few seats left in the section closest to the stage. So hopefully this time I'll get a better view of the action. I will be taking my 3 year old daughter with me. Hopefully she'll enjoy the show. Maybe she can get her new pink Makala ukulele signed by Jake or something. LOL!

2 comments:

Jonathan Fung said...

How much were your tickets? I've been really close to the stage both times I saw him play...actually, the last time I saw him, when he was playing with Aldrine (informal session at a small venue) I was literally five feet from him, close enough to see every curl in the master grade koa...it was amazing how fast his hands move...and how much a musician can fidget in their chair. Hehe.

Christina H. said...

Hey there! I just saw Jake last night in Wilmington, DE - sold out concert. It was a fabulous show and I got to meet him afterward. He's such a genuine and sweet guy, so much Aloha about him. I hope you and your daughter have a blast at the show - maybe she could sing for him :) Definitely take the ukes and have him sign, I did!

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