Saturday, April 13, 2013

Opportunes NYC Tour Part II

Saturday in the city has been such a fun whirlwind of a time!

The Opportunes left their respective homes and met up around 11am to drive to Bendy's brother's Bar Mitzvah in Jersey. We had an awesome time performing for one of our most enthusiastic crowds, breaking out favorites like our Michael Jackson and Destiny's Child medleys. Singing for Cameron's 8th grader friends was a great time!

We enjoyed a scrumptious lunch after our performance, and were asked multiple times how we find the time to study amidst our chaotic musical lives -- a valid question!

On our way back to New York, we practiced / held an impromptu concert for our van driver, who exclaimed that he should be tipping us rather than the other way around!

Apparently, he had not been aware that he had been driving a craaazy musical group around all morning!

After this came my favorite part of our day -- an hour-long performance in Central Park!

We pulled out our all-time favorites and serenaded the New Yorkers strolling by, making their jaws drop and encouraging them to buy our album!

The crowds we drew were absolutely awesome, and singing in this type of sunny setting was idyllic and super fun. To hear the end of our Central Park "show," click here.

This performance was incredibly special for me especially because of a visit from my New York family -- Jyoti Masi, Manpreet Masi, Ishdeep Masadji, and little Mithi!

After sending them in circles around the park (and neighboring parking lots) all afternoon, I was thrilled to see them in the audience as we performed two of our most popular closers.

I was equally pleased to be able to spend some time with them this afternoon, enjoying a yummy dinner at David Burke and dessert at Magnolia Bakery. It was lovely to catch up with my Masis and Masadji and watch Miss Mehar's antics at the table -- this one is going to grow up to be quite the musician! (Unfortunately, she wasn't entertaining paparazzi today; she refused to be in our picture.)

We're now getting relaxed and ready for some quality time tonight with our Opportunes alumni in the city.

Good night, New York!

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