07.14.2013 - 07.14.2013 92 °F
Sunday morning the Brewers graciously hosted a breakfast for the California contingent and others...there were a lot of bleary eyes. Everyone was in great spirits following such an incredible party...and the night before party...and others partied the night before that. I had purchased tickets to see the Broadway play, Kinky Boots...a 3pm matinee. We had rented the movie thru Netflix a few years ago and it was quite good...based on a true story that I will relate to you. It had been made into a musical which had premiered in Chicago and only had it's Broadway debut in March of this year...yet it managed to win the Tony for musical of the year. Cyndi Lauper did the music, her first effort at a musical. Now for the story...and you decide if this is something that would have grabbed you enough to order the movie or $100+ tickets to the Broadway musical. Seems that a fellow in Northhampton England had a very successful shoe manufacturing company. He died and his son, who had no intentions of succeeding to running the business, was suddenly thrust into that role. The business was failing. By chance, the son met a black drag queen who was complaining that no one made shoes for people who were doing what he (she) was doing...and so...Kinky Boots were born...and there was a story and music...and it was AMAZING!!!!! By the end, the entire crowd was standing, dancing, clapping to the music...it was an incredible experience. I would imagine the show will come to SF at some point. In the meantime, rent the movie.
After the movie we walked around the Theater District for a while and ultimately had a very nice dinner at La Rivage, a small French restaurant. The first leg of the trip was about to end. We headed back to the hotel to pack and head out on the rest of the adventure. I cannot emphasize what gracious hosts the Brewers were...what a fine young man Matt has become and how beautiful and special his wife, Sari, is...and how beautiful and grown up Sarah is. It was an incredible four days...never to be forgotten.