My shoes were seriously hurting my feet. My converse are normally okay but they were rubbing the sides of my feet to shreds and after that even my Sperry's were hurting. Ameena tipped me off that I could find Tom's at Whole Foods which I thought was random but I don't shop there so I guess I wouldn't know. I went on my own before heading back to the hotel and it took me way longer then it should have even with google maps because of my miserable sense of direction. At one point I knew it was close but still couldn't find it so I was spinning around in a circle staring at the pointy dot to figure out which direction to go. The line at this place was insane. It doesn't even look like a line. It looks like a crowd of people standing there. I had no idea what was going on but waiting so long gave me plenty of time to watch what everyone else was doing so that by the time I got to the front I knew what to do. There were TV monitors to tell you when it is your turn and which register to go to. Each 'line' was represented by a color and each check out had a number and when your color pops up it's your turn and the number that pops along with it tells you which register to go to. It was that serious.
find out how each show issues tickets. I got The View tickets from 1iota and for Late Night with Seth Meyers I had to call a hotline. They do fill up so you have to do it in advance. I wanted Colbert Report or Jimmy Fallon but they were booked. For Seth Meyers we had to be at the NBC store in Rockefeller Center at 3:30pm to exchange our reservations for tickets then come back to a designated area an hour later. We were lined up according to the time we got our tickets and led in small groups to an elevator that would take us down to the studio. Absolutely no cameras allowed. They kick you out if you try. The guests were Octavia Spencer from The Help, some author guy that I had never heard of and a game show host that I had also never heard of. It was cool to see what's happening behind the scenes. They make you clap a lot. They don't use applause signs anymore. They were there, but they hire a comedian/crowd wrangler to keep us occupied between breaks. They signaled us when to clap, clap louder and keep clapping.
After that we we found a restaurant in Times Square. Drinks and giant burgers for both of us
|Nope it's not Disneyland. There are Disney characters just chillin' in Times Square.|
|Empire State Building|
|You can still see the old railroad tracks|
Kinky Boots was really, really good. I loved the story and it was a really good show. Afterwards we stopped at a really cool bar called West End Bar & Grill for a few drinks before heading back to the hotel to crash.
Central Park West and Brooklyn