My wife watched it last weekend, and I watched it this Saturday night. It really was a great show with early R&B rock and roll music, great characters and a story that grabbed you. My wife said it was just like RENT without the drugs (she was joking about that. She loves RENT.)
Why is this a big deal? Why is it worth writing in a blog?
Because I chose to watch the musical over the Bills game.
Granted, it was a meaningless, preseason game that turned out to be low-scoring (10-3), I still avoided it.
Next Saturday I'll be at Project Stage III in East Aurora instead of watching the Bills-Broncos game from Denver.
And it's not just these two games.
I plan...TO GO THROUGH THE WHOLE SEASON WITHOUT WATCHING A BILLS GAME!
Oh sure, I'll read the previews and look at the post-game wrap-ups, but I will try to do something other than sit in front of the TV or near a radio and pay attection to the action. I've spent 40+ years watching Bills games and, with the exception of those Super Bowl teams and other playoff action, there's not that much to get excited about. The last 11 years without a postseason have just been a waste.
When I talk about watching the games my neighbor always says, "Well, it will all be in tomorrow's paper." I think it's time to change things up.
Of course, if the Bills start the season 6-0, I may have to start watching.
Because 2011 might be "the year."