FIRST, we are very excited (and now a little broke) because we finally bought our plane tickets for our trip in June!! We leave on June 8th and come back the 17th. I cannot tell you how excited we are!! A week away from work traveling around London, Paris and Amsterdam?! A girl couldn't ask for much more! Now nothing can stand in our way because we just received our passports as well! I'll spare you our passport photos, although Becky's is better than mine, but they came SO quickly! We're just thrilled.
Look out world, we're coming for ya!
So how was everyone's Valentine's Day? Becky and I were each other's Valentines this year. We went to Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge and had delicious drinks, miso soup and sushi, and at a great price because Becky had a Groupon! We love Groupon. And Livingsocial. They've actually inspired some of our posts as well! But anyway, our Valentine's Day may not have been super romantic but she did make me a heart out of my napkin :)
Okay, enough about us. Let's get on with the Bucket List! A few weeks ago we did something REALLY awesome that we never even imagined would be possible.
77. Attend a Dance Party at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
A what? A dance party? In the Grand Hall of the Philadelphia Museum of Art? That's just not possible.
|Oh, but it is!|
It was awesome! I'm not sure if we've mentioned it before, but Becky, Jamie and myself are all members of the PMA as well as "Young Friends" which means we get invited to awesome events! We got to see a preview of their Van Gogh exhibit before the public was allowed in and this weekend we're doing something realllyyy special! More on that in the next post!
Anyway, so the dance party was for the opening of their Zoe Strauss exhibit. Zoe Strauss is a photographer and installation artist who grew up in Philadelphia. Her photos are raw and beautiful and she's not afraid to show you the gritty and dark side of Philadelphia. She made her photos into billboards and plastered them all around Philadelphia, but their smaller versions were on display at the museum.
Also at the museum was a ton of people dancing and having a great time! There was a DJ from WXPN for the first half of the party and behind him there was a huge screen displaying photos from the photo booth they had set up! We kept seeing all of these photos of people we had seen around the museum and wondered if they were updating the slideshow and if we could actually be seen on the screen eventually. So after spending a good hour or so coming up with something creative, we finally got in line for the photo booth. The cool part was that you could actually control when the camera took the picture, unlike a regular photo booth that usually gets you blinking or in the middle of a sentence.
Here was our brilliant idea...and no, nobody else did it! We saw all of our other ideas flash across the screen, but thankfully this one was unique.
We enjoyed some wine, free food and fun dancing! The hall looked amazing, I've never seen it with so many lights and people!
We also got to wander through some of the museum (on our way to the bathroom)
And rested our poor, dancing, high-heeled feet for a little while.
A drum line performed with the cutest little boys playing drums as big as they were and best of all, QUESTLOVE WAS THERE! We knew there would be a guest celeb DJ, but we were amazed to see it was Questlove! Although we didn't recognize him at first because his usual afro was in cornrows.
We were dancing pretty close to his DJ booth, and it was pretty cool to get a picture of Questlove with our picture behind him!
Overall the whole thing was a really cool experience. And we even got to do some self promotion on a chalkboard that was part of another exhibit.
We have more exciting things coming up, so look out for more posts soon! And hopefully they'll be closer together too! So until next time, good luck exploring the infinite abyss.
The Go Getters