In spite of my last entry saying I spent all my time with my friend, on the first night I did have some time on my own – since he had a class in the evening. So I took advantage of my evening time alone by taking advantage of one of Vienna’s most famous cultural aspects – classical music!
So on my first night in Vienna I attended a concert of the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra at the Musikverein, a famous concert hall in town.
The concert was over an hour long and involved choir and solo singing with instrumentals. It was a beautiful performance and I enjoyed it in spite of my €6 standing room spot.
I can’t complain too much as I did not pay much and I got the ticket a few hours before the show, but it was really hot and uncomfortable. I spent most of the concert titling my head to the right and left trying to see over people’s shoulders and between their heads. I really hate being short because there is always a row of 6″ tall people a few rows in front of me.
Well, I took a few pictures, even though it was probably illegal.