Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How to attend Cirque du Soleil's Quidam in Sacramento

"It was awesome."

How I did it: I waited till payday, then bought the cheapest ticket available for a Friday matinee.  I'd been to see Cirque du Soleil a couple of times before, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a ticket this time, so a cheap seat was better than not going at all.  Also, I used a couple of Ticketmaster gift cards which covered a good portion of the cost.

Quilters Quarters

Panera -- Yum!

Borders in Stockton -- closing or closed
One of my (former) hang-outs on Hooky Thursdays
On the way I stopped in Stockton to visit Quilters Quarters, in search of a pink and white stripe for a project.  Then I had lunch at Panera, one of my favorite places.  I used a gift card there so I ate for free.

After lunch I drove to the show at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento.  The stage was smaller than I had seen before.  There weren't many people there, with a lot of empty seats.  I was up pretty high but I had my binoculars with me so I could see close-up when I wanted to.

Old Sacramento - just a few minutes drive from Power Balance Pavilion

Joe's Crab Shack -- my first time eating there

Above:  Views of the Sacramento River from my table on the patio

Cirque du Soleil was fantastic as always.  I'm really glad I went.  Afterward I drove to Old Sacramento and ate at Joe's Crab Shack.  I got to sit outside and had a nice view of the Sacramento River.  It was a great day.

Lessons & tips: If you get a chance to see Cirque du Soleil, go!  Get a cheap seat the first time if that's all you can afford.  The acrobatics are unbelievable and well worth seeing.

Resources: Ticketmaster.com
Leftover Ticketmaster gift cards

It took me 3 days.

It made me Glad I went

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