Or, sitting in the O2 Arena on Wednesday and watching a battle between a life-size Allosaurus and a Stegosaurus such as one might have seen any day of the week if one had been around 208 million years ago in the Jurassic Period!
Yes, I've been Walking with Dinosaurs!
My friends Richard and Christine took me on this amazing, time-traveling expedition back to the age of reptiles and to say it was breathtaking is a chronic understatement!
Kids have always loved dinosaurs: they are the tangible link between the dragons of the fantasy worlds of myth and fairytale and the grown-up world of scientific knowledge.
They are, and always have been, the source of sheer wonder whether in the form of towering fossil remains, or in their filmic representations from The Lost World and King Kong via One Million Years BC and Jurassic Park to the BBC TV series that gave it's name to this awe-inspiring arena spectacular.
The show is 'educational' in tone: an actor playing a paleontologist named 'Huxley' (yep, we got it!) accompanies the audience back through time to the Triassic period (245-208 million years ago) and then on through the subsequent Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods to that day (some 65 million years ago), when a damn great comet crash-landed in the Gulf of Mexico and changed life on earth for ever - or, at least until the next time...
There is no story other than that inherent in rise and fall in the fortunes of these great beasts - no overlay of Conan Doyleish or Spielbergian adventures - it is the spectacle that carries the event.
It's questionable whether there would be room for any stars alongside the dinosaurs: powerful, majestic, formidable, there they are - just as we know them from the paintings in the dinosaur books we pored over in childhood - right there in the flesh, before our very eyes, and decidedly red in tooth and claw...
Of course, I ought to be writing at length in praise of the skill with which this extraordinary show has been created: the craft, artistry and technology employed in designing, building and animating the dinosaurs, but - and I'm sure the huge team of artists, engineers and performers will forgive me - I would rather forget the nuts and bolts of the enterprise and, reverting to that state of mind which only the child can truly know, wonder at the opportunity to visit, albeit briefly, the marvels and terrors of the time when dinosaurs ruled the earth...
And I'd better leave the last word - or roar! - to the king - Tyrannosaurus Rex!