This past weekend, Amex Canada treated my son and I to a night out together where we saw Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.

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My son is a HUGE Elmo fan, so this night out was a pretty big deal for him. He prepared for the day by gathering all of his Sesame Street characters, wanting to bring them all to the show with him to have a good time.

Once I convinced my son to only choose one Elmo, we headed off to the show, ready to enjoy #ThisMoment.

Amex arranged for us to meet and greet characters before the show, and my son was so excited for this opportunity! We breezed right into a private area set up with colouring pages, crayons, balloons, and the Cookie Monster and Elmo were there to greet us!

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We took some photos with both characters (my son got a little shy!) and then we were able to hang out with the other VIP kids for a bit before the characters came back to play with the children. This was great because we not only got to have our photos taken with the characters, but they joined us for play time which made each child’s day.  For my shy son this was great because he had the chance to warm up to the characters he desperately wanted to see and he had some one-on-one time with Elmo when he got comfortable.  We would have never had this chance without the help from Amex setting us up with the Meet and Greet!
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We loaded up on snacks and souvenirs (I was convinced by my toddler to buy a t-shirt and a balloon) and we headed to our amazing seats at the front of the theatre.

My son was up dancing the whole show! He loved all of the songs in the show, and was glued to the story.
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When the lights finally came on at the end of the show, my son had a huge grin on his face. Then he told me we should go for dinner because he was hungry from doing so much dancing.  So cute!

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Thanks to Amex we enjoyed #ThisMoment and made some pretty great memories.   Amex will help over 400k fans rock out to their favourite band (or sing along with their favourite furry characters) in 2015.  American Express offers its Cardmembers Front Of The Line Advance Access, Reserved Tickets, Delights Special Offers and Experiences.

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Mandy Furnis

This is an excerpt from the article Making memorable moments at Sesame Street Live which originally appeared on http://sparkleshinylove.com.