When the Greek Theatre invited us out to see Carly Rae Jepsen with Hot Chelle Rae in concert, we were so excited! With it being on a Sunday evening and an early rise the following day, we asked our friend Carolyn to cover this event for us. It was perfect, because her daughter was also celebrating a birthday. Here’s what she reported…
It’s hard to believe I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 25 years and I have never been to the Greek Theatre. What an amazing venue… maybe my new favorite. Tucked way back in Griffith Park, not too far from the Observatory, the Greek is an open-air amphitheater with 5900 seats. Having been to many, many concerts, at all types of venues, in my lifetime, I have to say watching a concert under the stars is definitely the way to go. Because the theatre is smaller than a concert hall, there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. There is a different feel as well… much more intimate and personal.
Thanks to the Nederlander Organization, I was given tickets for Sunday night to see Carly Rae Jepsen. Now, if you aren’t familiar with her mega-hit song “Call Me Maybe”, you’ve probably been living under a rock. To add to the excitement, Hot Chelle Rae opened for her.
Due to our VIP ticket status, we were able to enjoy the Hospitality Suite at the Greek and while we were enjoying some cheese & crackers, fruit and cocktails on the patio, an employee came up to us and suggested we go inside. “She’s here,” the woman said. Who’s here? I had no idea what she was talking about. We went inside anyway to see what the fuss was about, and to our surprise… SHE was there – Carly Rae!
The beauty of living in Los Angeles is that we can enjoy an outdoor concert on a gorgeous September evening. If you haven’t been to the Greek Theatre, there are still lots of great events coming up you can get tickets for. You can count on the fact that I’ll be back… soon!
The Greek Theatre is located in Griffith Park at
2700 North Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, California. You can learn more on their website at www.greektheatrela.com.
A review by Carolyn West. Carolyn blogs at thistalkaintcheap.com. She is the mother of three tween/teen daughters and works tirelessly as an advocate for better education at her local public school district. Besides having a serious coffee addiction, she also runs SoCal Lady Bloggers, an organization that provides networking, support and education to over 400 women bloggers.