One of the perks of moving around, is that you get to experience events, and activities that you don’t have back home. I find it is a great way to get out of the house, and sort of blend in with the crowd. It makes me feel like I am part of the city, that I am not just a tourist (even though I still am), and that I belong.
So, for my first ever concert experience I went to Hollywood in Vienna. It is a great annual concert where the city of Vienna honors film music makers. I really had no idea how important it was, I was invited by a new friend =). This year the concert was all about comedy movies, the ORF (Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien) played songs from different films or comics while a screen on the back showed a great video montage of them.
The night was all about honoring Randy Newman the famous film composer, winner of two Oscars. Honestly, I had no idea who he was, but when the orchestra played the music of the songs he had created, it was like I had known him all the time. The list is long, but these are my favorite: Toy story, Monster Inc, Seabiscut, The Princess and the Frog, James and the Giant Peach, and Pleasentville.
It was a great night, I am thankful I got to enjoy the experience – and glam up for the occasion – If living a broad has taught me anything, is to be thankful for the wonderful moments that happen. When I was back home, I assumed events and activities as a normal part of my routine, now I have the opportunity to look at things with a fresh eye.