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I did something a bit different for St. Patrick's Day this year. Instead of going out with friends all day, I went to see one of Riverdance's final shows at Radio City Music Hall. I was unsure of my choice at first-while all my friends were out, I would be sitting in a crowded theater hall with a bunch of random people by myself (I only had one ticket). But I had always wanted to see Riverdance and this was my only chance. And I'm so glad that I saw it.
Radio City Music Hall was packed with people, from young girls dressed in their own Irish step outfits to people fresh from the St. Paddy's Day parade. Needless to say, green was everywhere.
The show was amazing. I knew of the famous dance sequence from watching it in my Introduction to Celtic Music class through the Irish Studies department at NYU. Nothing compares to seeing it live. Since this was the opening night, the audience was excited and so was the cast. Their excitement was evident and brought the crowd to their feet. My favorite numbers were thunderstorm, riverdance, and trading taps. If you can somehow find trading taps on youtube, it will absolutely amaze you!
With six days left before St. Paddy's day, it seems some people have decided to start celebrating early. And I'm not talking about all those crazy (i.e. incredibly smart and lucky) people who have started off the holiday season with pub crawls in various cities last Saturday. Tonight's episode of With six days left before St. Paddy's day, it seems some people have decided to start celebrating early. And I'm not talking about all those crazy (i.e. incredibly smart and lucky) people who have started off the holiday season with pub crawls in various cities last Saturday. Tonight's episode of The Office featured a hilarious homage to St. Paddy's day including Irish accents, green outfits, a kilt, and an Irish jig. Enjoy!