If Not Doing ANYTHING Is To Become The New Normal, I’m Glad I Did All This Already…

My wife and I have traveled to a few states in the Eastern U.S. , We’ve seen quite a lot of movies retro indoors and at the drive-in. We’ve visited multiple Art Galleries and Museums (Including Strong Museum of Toys, A Christmas Story Museum, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame), stayed in some really cool B&B’s, gone to multiple beaches & zoos, attended a few minor league baseball games (Home Team Are The Iron Pigs), seen The Harlem Globetrotters, Watched Mel Brooks discuss a before/after showing of Blazing Saddles, Toured the Turkey Hill Experience, Attended a Zombie Ball, Went to Multiple Monster Bashes, attended the 3 Stooges Convention, visited multiple outdoor gardens (Longwood & Shofoso), Went to Allentown Fair, Mayfair, Muskfest, Ukranian Festival, toured the Eastern State Penitentiary, did the Pa Ren Faire, did the Bethlehem Chocolate Trail and The Brooklyn Pizza Tour.

We’ve also seen quite a lot of theater/live shows/Concerts ( Off Broadway, Touring Companies, Local & a HS Show)

  • A christmas carol, 19th St Theater
  • Evita, Pa Shakespeare Fest
  • Miracle on 34th St Live, DeSalles University
  • My Fair Lady, Muhlenberg College Summer Music Theater
  • Ragtime, Pa Shakespeare Fest
  • Kinky Boots, State Theater of Easton
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, Muhlenberg College Summer Music Theater
  • Crazy for you, Cedar Crest College
  • Seussical, Muhlenberg College Summer Music Theater
  • Theater Boys, Off Broadway Written, directed and produced by my cousin Chip Deffaa.
  • Spamalot, Muhlenberg College Summer Music Theater
  • In the heights, Muhlenberg College Summer Music Theater
  • Avenue Q, Muhlenberg College Summer Music Theater
  • Completely Hollywood, Cedar Crest College
  • Chicago, Cedar Crest College
  • In the Mood, 1940’s Review Zoellner Arts Center
  • Momix: Botanica, Zoellner Arts Center
  • Aida Dieruff High School
  • Kevin Hart, PSU
  • Jeff Probst & Dave Attell, Wind Creek Events Center
  • Craig Ferguson, Wind Creek Events Center
  • Cheech & Chong, Wind Creek Events Center
  • Ralphie May, Wind Creek Events Center
  • Weird Al, Wind Creek Events Centet
  • Ultimate Queen Celebration, Zoellner Arts Center
  • Post Modern Jukebox, Zoellner Arts Center
  • Darlene Love, Zoellner Arts Center
  • Tao Japenese Drummers, Zoellner Arts Center
  • The Large Flower Heads, various locations
  • 70’s Soul Jam, Mann Music Center
  • Fun, Mann Music Center
  • Swinging in the holidays with Rob Stoneback Big Band, Musikfest Cafe
  • Aaron Neville, Musikfest Cafe
  • Spin Doctors, Musikfest Cafe
  • Red Elvises, Musikfest Cafe
  • Robert Irvine Live, Musikfest Cafe
  • Fluffy, Allentown Fair
  • Lady Antebellum, Allentown Fair
  • Darius Rucker, Musikfest
  • Sheryl Crow, Musikfest
  • Maroon 5, Musikfest
  • Snoop Dogg, Musikfest
  • Run-DMC, Musikfest
  • Zac Brown Band, Hershey Arena
  • NKOTB/BSB, Hershey Arena
  • Imagine Dragons, Wells Fargo Center
  • Miranda Lambert, Santander Arena
  • Old School Hip Hop Jam (Rob Base, Biz Markie, Salt N Peppa, Naughty by Nature)
  • America, Penn’s Peak
  • Def Leppard/Kiss, Montage Mountain
  • Brian Setzer Orchestra, State Theater Easton
  • Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood, State Theater Easton
  • John Waters: This filthy world, State Theater Easton
  • Man Dude Bro improv, Frank Banko Ale House Cinema
  • The Best of Craigslist comedy, Frank Banko Ale House Cinema
  • The Flighty Ducks Sketch comedy, Frank Banko Ale House Cinema
  • Eric Mintell Quartet live in front of It’s a wonderful life redoing the score, Frank Banko Ale House Cinema
  • Flamenco Vivo Dance Show, Allentown Symphony Hall
  • Che Malambo Dance Show, Zoellner Arts Center

So many different things that I hope to continue to do in 2021.

Published by mattsnyder1970

Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Mr. Snyder is a real renaissance man. He doesn’t just dabble in the fine arts but has been known to grace the following kinds of things with his presence: Live Sound Mixing, Radio Production, Television Production, Short Films(Acting/Editing/Writing/Directing), Animations, Costume Character Performance, Dance, Music, Djembe Drumming, Theater (Writing/Acting/Directing/Props Management/Stage Management), Self Published Comics & Zines, Written & Slammed Performance Poetry, Sculpting Animal Figurines, Designing Tee Shirts, Photography Film & Digital, Painting (Acrylics), Drawing (Pen & Ink, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Sharpies, Crayons), Mixed Media, Collage, Paper Art, The Brooklyn Art Library & The Sketchbook Project, Blue Turtle ComiX, Just an Average Day Comic, Toxic Shock & Other Abnormalities of the Inner Being Zine as well as the culinary arts. His passion is the arts, his life is as a married humanitarian bisexual politically unaffiliated pacifist working as a Digital Preservation Archivist since 1999. Matt currently resides in an apartment with his equally creative wife of 7 years ,Jess and their cat Nigel.

10 thoughts on “If Not Doing ANYTHING Is To Become The New Normal, I’m Glad I Did All This Already…

    1. Sup Cuz, You Subscribing to my Blog ? Yeah, hopefully we can continue..I ain’t planning on doing anything that involves crowds till there is a vaccine/cure in place. I just got a refund for a rescheduled Dennis DeYoung (Former Lead Singer of Styx) Concert.


      1. WOW! My first concert was in 1986, so what I posted here is what I saw within the time I’ve been with my wife. My concerts of all time list would be a hell of a lot larger, who did you see live ?

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