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Off To Barcelona

There’s a fabulous Stephen Sondheim tune called “Barcelona.” My guess is that the only people reading this who’ve ever even...

There’s a fabulous Stephen Sondheim tune called “Barcelona.”

My guess is that the only people reading this who’ve ever even heard of the song are my husband, my sister and my mother. Be that as it may, it’s been ringing in my ears of late as tomorrow – guess what? – I’m off to…Barcelona. (Whoops! There it is again!)

I haven’t been to Barcelona in – gasp – 25 years and something tells me that it may just be a tad different than my last jaunt through town when I distinctly remember that nobody, but nobody, went to bed before 1 a.m. My husband keeps asking me what I remember about the city and I tell him honestly: “I don’t remember anything, but boy was it fun!”

I’ll be gone for the rest of the week so things will be quiet over here at RealDelia.

But since I couldn’t bear to leave you with radio silence – and I know that you are now DYING to hear this song – here it is, courtesy of that fabulous Sondheim production, Company: Barcelona. (Note: Song begins around 1:25 mark)

Have a great week!

Image: Barcelona by JuntosWorldWide via Flickr under a Creative Commons license

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  1. Elizabeth Finney April 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    Oh, no, oh no, I also know the song “Barcelona” – that’s so funny. “Where ya goin'” “Barcelona” “Oh.” “Don’t get up.” Goodness, I haven’t thought of that song in a while.. Have a great time!

    • delialloyd April 11, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

      A fellow traveller, @Elizabeth. Welcome to our small crowd. And thanks!

  2. daryl boylan April 11, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Can’t speak for your husband, but “Barcelona” is an all-time favorite of both your mother & your sister, as is indeed the whole show (“Company”) whence it comes. The show, by the way, is in yet another revival in NY as we write.

  3. Lisa April 12, 2011 at 2:48 am #

    Ah! My favorite song from a musical, in the ironic class, ever! Ever! Have a wonderful trip.

  4. Shelley April 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Nope. Can’t say I know the song. But I love Barcelona. We did the marathon there one year and only were in town for the weekend. Doing a marathon in a new city is not a great way to see it: the day before you don’t want to walk very much, the day after, you can’t! But we saw enough to go back the next year and spend a week. Love Gaudi buildings, the Med and the warm weather…I’m envious that you’re there now! Have a great time!

    • delialloyd April 18, 2011 at 11:14 am #

      Gaudi rocks, Shelley! Agree on marathon though I don’t think it’s in the cards for me…thanks for dropping by.

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