|Liberty Memorial at the WWII Museum in Kansas City|
|Yeah, that's right bitches, I got you for free now!|
|One of a pair of sphinx on top of the war museum|
The Sphinx hides from the horrors of WWII
Yum! That was an excellent meal. Earlier in the day William looked at what Kansas City has for night time entertainment and he found something unique. So dinner finished, we drove through colorful night time Kansas City streets.
Now check out, below, our entertainment site - a mall! Does it look like a mall to you? It was like a Mall on Mars. Big, shiny and loads of parking.
|Mall? Yes, a Mall!|
|We looked down on the orchestra from |
our comfy chairs - yes, COMFY CHAIRS!
And what was in this mind blowing Mall? Well, for me anyway. A full sized theater at which there was a live stage Musical, and in the venue we had 'Music Heritage reserve tickets for, was - Nosferatu.
Why were we attending a 1922 Silent Movie? Because this performance came with a live Jazz ensemble playing music written to accompany Nosferatu. Geeze, I'd have thought that would be too cool for Kansas City but nope. Kansas City is beyond cool.
Seeing Nosferatu for the first time, with live music was amazing. It is easy to imagine how in 1922, the movie would have scared the crap out if its audience - even in 2017 the villain vampire Nosferatu is beyond creepy. I had wondered if I could sit still for 'live' performance of Nosferatu which was like being transported back nearly 100 years.
Here are about 2 and a half minutes of Nosferatu (SPOILERS!) so you can listen to all that jazz.
Yikes - if I learned nothing about my paternal grandfather from this brief stay in Kansas City is that KC is no po-dunk town. I believe the locals would like to keep the wonder of KC as their own private paradise. The secret is that Kansas City is not the little cow town many think it to be.
UPDATE: Talk about NOT FAIR! Just now at every location but for mine, tickets can be purchased to see Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban WITH a live orchestra playing John William's score. I am overcome with envy - just shoot me now.