So for a few months now my GF has been saying how she wanted to see Phantom of the Opera and so for Christmas I bought us tickets, had my best friend do the same thing for his girlfriend (she likes live plays/performances too) and figured we'd go on a nice double date. I did a kick ass job in delivering the gift to her and having it be a total surprise. So tonight was the night of our event and it ended up being much better than I expected. My morning sucked ass (fighting with the family all morning) and I was kind of down when I got to her house to pick her up but that mood ended very abruptly. I picked her up, we went to my buddies house and piled into his car to drive to the city (San Francisco). Lots of jokes and laughs on the drive there, minimal traffic, and I really couldn't have asked for better company. We got to our first destination (dinner) and ate at a hole in the wall Chinese restaurant I had found on "Yelp". Food was pretty cheap, absolutely delicious, and it was pretty small and somewhat romantic considering there was only 1 other couple in there. Our waiter even had a candle lit on our table which made for a good joke about candle-lit dinner. From there we headed to the theater, only had to wait about 5 minutes outside before they opened the doors and then we headed in. Had to wait about 25 more minutes until we could be seated. Made our way through the show which was much better than I had anticipated. I'm not a real artsy person but I enjoyed the show and we had excellent seats which was a huge plus. It ended up being a very expensive night for my buddy and I but it was definitely something worth doing at least once. The girls both loved the show and it kept both of us guys entertained. If you are looking for a good date idea, look into live performance/plays in your area. I would hands down call it the best date of my life to date. Edit: Mainly wrote this post just to give people an idea for a good date since I had such a wonderful time.