Underrated: Why I Love the Seattle Opera

Honestly, I feel like everyone should go to the opera at least once. Yes, I know, it may sound ridiculous. Or maybe you're like me, and you love the drama of it all, the epic sets and costumes, the overdone storylines that are basically vintage soap operas. There is something so boujee about it, so extra, something that has been historically reserved for wealthy white people. Party crashing the opera is one of the most fun things you can do in Seattle.

First of all, you have to get kind of dressed up. Whatever that means to you-like I said, the opera is EXTRA. Feel free to go big. I usually bring some binoculars and snacks too, because what is an evening without snacks.

Picture this: a Saturday night in Seattle and you and your best friend are going to see Carmen, or La bohème. You're wearing your new RocioArt Como La Flor earrings. You've been feeling baby pink lately and she's been on an all black bender forever. You walk up the first row of stairs and see a wall of windows, with tinkling lights and floor waterfalls and lots of stone, and arching rooftops. Inside the windows there is a hum of gentle, upper class banter, and suddenly you are both met with a feeling of calm. You are taken care of here. You have money here. You aren't worried about affording that here. The opera is like an oasis, like any concert or show, where the outside world disappears for a few hours and is replaced