I'm a 36 year old librarian who loves to run, read, do yoga and hang out with my friends and family. I ran the 2008 & 2009 Boston Marathon for Team Eye & Ear to support the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Go Team Eye & Ear!

Monday, June 2, 2008

What Happens in Uncasville, Stays in Uncasville

For Mother's Day, my brother bought my mom tickets to see Billy Joel play at Mohegan Sun, and Nick and I got tickets too. We wanted to have dinner at the casino; however, since the wait at most of the sit-down places made the turnaround time at the Cheesecake Factory seem quick, we decided to grab dinner at Geno Auriemma's "Fast Break" Food Court & Pub. Note: Had the food court been named after Jim Calhoun, we probably would have had to have skipped dinner. Ever since Calhoun ignored my mom's request to sign her basketball in 2004, he's been (and, I quote) "dead to [her.]"
As promised in its name, the food court was indeed a fast break, and afterwards some of us decided to play blackjack.

David in line at the ATM. That smile quickly faded after a couple of hands...

My mom playing her first round of blackjack ever! She lost it all- all $25.

Nick & I before the show

As you can see from the group of politely seated people, his fan base is totally bad ass

This was my fourth time seeing Billy Joel in concert, and his shows are always worth the ticket prices. He caters his performances to his fans and sticks to his older material, which he knows people are there to hear. A couple years ago, Dave and I went to a BJ/Elton John concert and Elton's portion was dedicated mainly to his new album, which was pretty frustrating. All in all, it was a fun night!

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