Vanessa, Kris, Chuck and Craig Ferguson in NYC

We got the tickets 10 months ago in December.  I waited by the computer to get good seats.  For a while we were worried that they would be TOO good, that we’d have strained necks from looking up at the stage.  This was not the case.  If you can ever get 2nd row Orchestra Pit tickets for a show at Radio City Music Hall?  Freakin’ do it.  You will not be sorry.  Only thing better would’ve been front row!

Hello Craig Ferguson, let me sit at your feet and watch you for an hour and a half. (*dreamy sigh*)

But before that…

We stopped at the places where we usually go:

Times Square: @chuckpro and @queenvanna drag Kris around the city! (He loved it, hush.)

The construction at the WTC sites

Rockefeller Center,

Lego, NBC, Nintendo:

Dinner at a swanky little (really little) restaurant, I will dream about those scallops for months to come – and we were off to the show!

Folks may know of my smitten-ness for Craig Ferguson, they’ve seen the countdown to this show on my Facebook page, they see pictures I share with friends who are smitten too, but there was a group of hard. core. fans that came to New York for this show.  People from France and Germany, California, and all up and down the eastern seaboard.  We tweet, we share pictures and news articles and information.  We are the RSA (“Robot Skeleton Army”) and we are in on the joke.  You don’t have to be in on the joke, but it makes it even better.

The opening act, Josh Robert Thompson is the voice of Craig’s Robot Skeleton sidekick on his Late Late show, and it was fun to see him in the flesh.  We didn’t know what to expect and he was lots of fun, he did some gags from the show in the beginning to warm up the crowd for his short set.  He does Morgan Freeman even better than Morgan Freeman can.  It’s surprising because he’s a little white dude.

Then it was time for the chief.  I enjoyed the video montage/intro with music, lights, the robot skeleton and the Rockettes cuz the last shows we saw he came out to very little introduction.  This was different and it was awesome.

The Rockettes classed up the joint in the intro number

Hitler as a Mister Rogers-type on NPR and Canadian jokes, sharks and their genetalia, current celebrities… he was hilarious.

And he was right there in all his creepy perviness.

No seriously, right. there.

After the show we waited by the stage door for a good long while, but got no action.  We met up with a gang of the RSA folks for a beverage or two and had to head back on the train to CT.

Midnight in NYC, in all the times I’ve visited, I’ve never been out and about so late.

I wish we could do things like this more often, but I’m glad that when we finally did, we got to see Craig Ferguson at Radio City Music Hall.  Can’t wait for the next adventure!

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9 Comments on “Vanessa, Kris, Chuck and Craig Ferguson in NYC”


  1. […] from New York The RSA’s @queenvanna put together her story and a great collection of pictures on her blog. Check it […]

  2. Joy Says:

    Your photographs are spectacular. Thanks for sharing!

  3. queenvanna Says:

    Thanks so much for looking! =)


  4. Wonderful story and pictures! Thank you so much for sharing. Glad you had a fantastic time!


  5. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing pics and experience with us! @sallyleebysea and @lockofire


  6. It was the most fun EVER. Loved meeting you. Hugs.

  7. Tina Says:

    What a great, full day in NYC! I know how you love CF so am sure you were in your glory. I’m surprised they allow pictures during the performance but you sure got good ones.

  8. queenvanna Says:

    No flash photography or recording (oops, don’t tell), but regular cameras are fine. In the day of cell phones and teeny tiny cameras, it’s hard to regulate it in a venue that big I guess. For the couple dozen good shots I got, I got about 400 stinkers. He doesn’t hold still for a second!! =D

  9. queenvanna Says:

    I can only think of a few things that could top it, it was a super weekend. It was wonderful to finally have faces for some names!! xo


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