Vacation Mayhem: Hate Nutcracker?
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I love one in particular. "The Nutcraker as I see it" by Nick Zaino III describes the totally weird experience of seeing The Nutcracker ballet one holiday with his relatives.
Did something strange happen? Did they get into a car accident on the way to the ballet? Did someone hit someone else over the head with a beer bottle in the Texas theatre where they did allow beer and ballet to mix? No -- Nick and I share the exact same opinion of The Nutcracker: it's really weird with big rats, young girls, wooden men. What gives?
I have a particular hatred and dread of The Nutcracker as a guy I was dating once cancelled on me at the last minute because his family -- I think his mother -- insisted he attend the ballet instead of go out to a great Christmas party I'd been excited to attend with him. Bad move. That guy got X'ed off the list.