There was a lot of hype today about the show we were going to see. Dr. Li Said it was even better than a Broadway show, I have not seen one but I know they must be good. He then told us this was one of the top performances in the country and maybe even the world. We waited around outside for the show to start. There was plenty to keep us busy including some water obstacles that was set up for people to cross. We watched many people make it across as others fell to the water. We then walked through a haunted house which which was very day but it was too hot and there were too many people around us. I was slightly disappointed because there wasn't anyone there to scare us either. We then made our way up some stairs to a buddha temple that had lots of writings lit up on the walls. It was a neat place for pictures and had many cool things to look at. Finally we made our way to the show just before it started. There seemed to be a thousand people in there so I thought we would never get a seat. Luckily Dr. Li and Joe got us the best seats in the house only 2 and 3 rows back. We sat down inches from the stage and all of a sudden our seat moved sideways! The first 5 or 6 rows moved away from the middle to make space for more stage during different parts of the performance. It was incredible because it seemed like we were in the play with people inches from us on the front and right side of us. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time with my mouth on the floor. I was so excited I scraped video cameras to Sarah's head and also took tons of pictures. The show was constantly changing from tranquil dance scenes to epic battles. I was shocked to see all the elements come to play such as fire when they were shooting cannons, wind when they were making the guy look like he was flying and water when they made a waterfall on stage. It was impossible to know exactly what was going on because they only spoke chinese but there was a story line I followed just by watching the different scenes. After the show Joe told us the story and that it is a very famous in China. The butterflies were the last part of the show and it all came together when Joe let us know that the couple then turned into butterflies at the end. It was a great ending to a great play.
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