Well not exactly. I went to SEE Diana Vishneva's performance which was DEDICATED TO ME by my wonderful husband. :D For months, my husband was telling me that he bought a BIG birthday present for me, so big that it should cover Valentine's Day, my Birthday, Thanksgiving (do people give presents for Thanksgiving?! haha), and Christmas for 2 years. And that he doesn't even really know what it is. I was confused but didn't press it so that I can be properly surprised.
And surprised, I was.
After a modest but delicious sushi dinner, we went to the Center, and upon entering my husband just points to a nearby poster without words.
And it said:
My heart skipped a beat. For a second, I thought wait, how did they know it's my birthday? And then I thought, Oh do they do this to everyone who has birthdays this month? So I looked around but every poster around the entire Segerstrom Hall had MY name only.
Not only that, after the preview talk, my husband led me to the upper level, I was still focused on the blue posters, when a lady greeted us. At the private donor's lounge!
We hung out in the lounge, took some photos, and met wonderful people from the Center.
Side Note! Can you see what I'm wearing? My handmade faux leather dress and handknit shawl!
Diana Vishneva was wonderful. Modern ballet pieces are always difficult for me but even if I didn't understand 100% of the material, I didn't really have to. Diana's movement was the art. For each of the 30-something minute act, I was totally mesmerized in her movement, couldn't even breath big. I can't believe I'll be getting her autograph soon!
and the Center sent us home with this goodness.
This morning, I woke up with a smile on my face. I felt like I was waking up from a really sweet dream. It was such a special day. I dreamed about seeing Diana Vishneva since I heard that she was coming to OC. It was on my birthday, and to top it off, my husband made the whole experience extra special for me.
You win, husband.