I got something akin to four hours of broken sleep before heading back into the den and watching the end of "The Last of the Mohicans." After the movie was done the three of us got into the car and made our way towards downtown for the main event of the weekend. Our plan? To join up with duncandahusky, takaza, linnaeus and two of their friends at Ann Sather's for dinner, followed by the 10 o'clock showing of Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater. We got caught in some ugly traffic created by a fuel spill on 290 but we made it down to the restaurant on time. I thought it was a pretty good meal (I had chicken kabobs with rice and steamed veggies, followed by a slice of cherry pie with vanilla ice cream) but the reviews on some of the other dishes that were ordered seemed a little underwhelming. Regardless, by 9 PM we were out the door and back into downtown's nightmarish traffic to try and find the parking lot for the Briar Street. Ultimately we failed at that task (thanks to two enormous tour busses blocking the entrance to the lot) so we parked at a bank lot nearby... which, coincidentally, used to be the parking lot for the theater the last time I went... five or six years ago.
The show rocked. Absolutely, positively rocked. As I had already seen it once (long long ago, in the Before Time) and Roho has been there numerous times, we had a baseline from the previous experiences to work from. This gave us a chance to see what new material had been added to the skits and was a lot of fun. What was even more fun, however, was watching the others in our party. They were all first-timers at seeing the show in person (I know Duncan and Takaza have seen the "Complex Tour" on DVD, but that's a completely different experience) so we got more than a few grins and giggles at how they reacted to some of the different aspects of the show.
Today is going to be a generally slow recovery day for all of us, but I have bowling league in the late afternoon. Judging by the "awooos" I'm hearing from the den I would wager that my guests have awoken and let the dog out of the bedroom! I better be off to join them.
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