New York, New York, a Hell of a Town (pt2)


After walking all day on Friday, we went to our hotel to check in and get ready for the show that night. After seeing their previous show De la Guarda, Fuzzy was excited to see Fuerzabruta, a new spectacle performance art Argentinian amazing crazy explosion. There is no possible way for me to describe it--people running on walls, through walls, breaking walls, lots of dancing, yelling, water, a giant clear bottom swimming pool that is above you and then right on top of you--all set to an amazing soundtrack. You have to move around in the space so that all these giant set pieces come out, and the whole time I stood there slackjawed. The only way to describe it really is to just watch the title page on the link above. It was amazing and insane.


Fuzzy and Erica at Fuerzabruta

Fuerzabruta aftermath

Erica at Fuerzabruta
This is me really overwhelmed.

Friday night I got a discounted rate at the famous Algonquin Hotel, NYC's first functioning hotel and the home of the Round Table of the 20s and 30s. The hotel was beautiful and comfortable, and we declared it our official NY Hotel for the future.

Our room at the Algonquin
Our door had a quote by Dorothy Parker on it.

After the show and dinner, we went to the lobby lounge for a drink.
The Algonquin lobby
Fuzzy had a vodka gimlet.

The Algonquin lobby
I had a vodka martini.

The Algonquin is also known for The Algonquin Cat, Matilda, a former show cat that has a lot of press, a big birthday party every year and greets guests as they come in. She was so soft and pretty!

Matilda, the Algonquin cat

More to come! Fatty Crab, Coney Island and more! (to be continued)


Oh, crazy! We were in NYC at the same time! I just emailed you a photo I took that made me think of you (not because of what the photo said but because of your other blog). I had a great time in NYC and can't wait to go back!

oh my gosh, c and i saw de la guarda when we lived there and it was so awesome! i'd love love love to see this new show!

Man, that looks like a crazy night, although I don't totally understand your description. What did you mean that a swimming pool was above you?