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My First Musical Play and Trip to Lancaster City
In this blog, I am going to tell you about my very first musical that I have gone to and my first time in the city of Lancaster. In May, I went with my group to see a musical called The Titanic at the Fulton Theater. It was a trip that had been planned two months in advance. Back in March, we had a very long discussion about where we are going for the month of May. It took 63 emails back and forth to vote on where to go and we ultimately decided on the Fulton Theater. Just as an FYI, we communicate through emails most of the time.
I had never been to a play in my life, let alone a concert. The reason? It has to do with the loudness. For those with autism, loud noises can be a problem. Some can be highly sensitive to the loudness. I can tolerate loudness to some degree. I mean, if I can go to Hershey Park and other places that is pretty much loud, I can handle the theater. At the theater, you have 2 choices: you can watch the play in the theater, or you can sit in the lobby and watch it from a television screen. I chose to stay in the theater because I would rather watch it up close instead of through a screen. The play was about 3 hours long and the first part of the show was 1 hour and 45 minutes long. You had a 20-minute pause in between the parts when you can get up and use the bathroom or walk around and get some refreshments. The first part of the show was basically about where the ship all started and went through a timeline of what was happening before the shipwreck. The last part of the play focused on what happened after the ship hit the iceberg and wrecked. I didn’t want to even see that part because it always scares me. The good thing that came out of watching the show was that I got a little history lesson about the event.
After the show, we went to walk over to the sandwich shop that’s about a block away from the theater. The people that run my group chose that place because it was the closest and cheapest place to eat. I had myself a cheesesteak sub and a drink. I got to sneak next door to the 99 cents and up store because I wanted to see what they had there. I just looked around but saw nothing I wanted. At least I got to take a few pictures of Downtown Lancaster. We were in the arts district of the city. It’s such a pretty city, enriched with history and some very old stores. They had a cute vintage clothing and a few bookstores. I got to walk past and see the Central Market. I have always wanted to go there but never got a chance to because we were low on time. It feels like the moment we drove into the city, I fell in love with the area. I saw murals painted along the walls of buildings, people painting outside and even some people eating outside of restaurants. The one thought that came to mind was, “I don’t want to leave, I want to see all that Lancaster City has to offer.” It’s the same feeling I had felt when I was visiting for the first time in Baltimore with my group. I fell in love with that place too. I never want to leave any new place I visit because it starts to feel like home. Call me crazy but is it awkward to say that you never want to leave a place you had just visited once?
I think I have gained a love for travelling to new places. I love seeing places with historical buildings, vintage stores, and the cultures there. You learn something new along the way. The one thing that I find important is collecting the memories of each trip. These memories are reminders that you really went to that place, and you can carry that place in your heart forever. I used to never leave my house before I joined this group, but now I love getting out and exploring new places. There is a big wide world out there and if you open up your mind a little, you might just learn some stuff. I can’t wait to see other places one day. It’s very exciting.
I hope you enjoyed reading my story and thank you for listening. Have a good day!