Buzz spent the afternoon where everyone in the world wanted to be, but few get to go, which was the rehearsal of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra this afternoon on stage at Carnegie Hall, pictured above in a picture we snapped when nobody was looking.
How about that grammar? Sorry, we forgot to pack our writing skills! They are still sitting at home on our dining room table.
Accompanying us on our adventure was New York photographer Keith Bedford, who has been contracted to take pictures for The News. One thing Keith and Buzz did while testing the limits of our Carnegie Hall All Access Pass was to ascend to the Maestro's Suite. This is where great conductors hang out backstage while they await show time.
The Maestro's Suite has a cubbyhole where you look down to the stage and we took pictures from there. Here is our picture of Keith photographing through the cubbyhole which illustrates why he is taking the official pictures and we are not.
While Keith was shooting away he told us the greatest story. On the way to his assignment he had stopped at Starbucks. And while he was there, someone asked him the question everyone dreams of being asked:
"How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"
Buzz caught our breath.
"Did you tell them, Keith?" we asked.
"I did!" he exalted. "I said, 'Practice!'"
"I've lived in New York City since 1999," he said. "This is the first time I've ever been able to tell that joke."
It must have been a Buffalonian who asked him!