Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Don't expect it to tango; it has a broken back.
What a very long but enjoyable weekend. Mob has all the scoop about the Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas, which looked cool. His post has great details; I was only there briefly when meeting up on Saturday. I did get to see Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Savini (I saw him on his good day, apparently he'd soured by the next) and Jeffrey Combs, who were the three I was keenest to lay eyes on. I mean, I know George Romero was there but hey, that's just me. Jeffrey Combs was great--the nicest, most normal looking fellow and not to mention just a little short. (For Alex and Vel, he's also in a ton of various Star Trek episodes, multiple series).
The Erasure show was amazing--we arrived (very) fashionably late at eight rather than six. Just in time to only have to tune out some of Rosie O'Donnell. Everyone was a little sad to have missed Debbie Harry until I found out the next day at work she didn't play a single goddamn Blondie song. Erasure was great and then Cyndi Lauper, well...let's just say she was looking a little...shabby. We left before she finished and beat the hell out of some traffic. And thank god for Morris dancing, I didn't have the balls to get up and do it by myself. (We were on the lawn).
And before scoping a spot on the lawn while people were getting drinks and ATM stops, D and I found ourselves at the Logo booth, with a microphoned man asking D a five-question quiz about me. (This man was also under the impression we'd met two hours before...but I was joking...not my fault he didn't notice our matching rings). And if we won we got bitchin' Logo T-shirts (which we so did).
What's her favorite TV show she watches on (lame-ass Time Warner reference)?
Who would she call long distance on (lame-ass Time Warner reference)?
What's her favorite movie?
What type of website does she frequent most on (lame-ass Time Warner reference)?
What's her favorite band?
The only one we blew was the first one. I was thinking weekly show, so I said House, M.D., but D was probably more accurate with his guess of The Colbert Report. And Drew having just left town made the next one easy, followed by Streets of Fire (which, by the panicked look in his eye, he nearly missed the boat on). The fourth was a little odd I thought, but I answered movies or politics (D chose movies) and the last was also a breeze, considering where we were (even if I don't have a "favorite band").
And the best part was they only had one size left and you know WHAT?? It was the tiny-ass size! T-shirts nearly ALWAYS come in HUGE and EXTRA-BIG-HUGE. So I was tickled as a pig in shit to get two tiny Logo shirts. I don't even think we get the Logo channel in this area, but whatever.
And then tomorrow night looks to be more rockin' 80s, as it seems The B-52s show is set to happen. I'm very curious to get a look at the new venue to hear their new songs, as they are wrapping up a new album.
D has to go into work at 3am tonight so it's time for me to make dinner. But tomorrow is not only post #300, but my birthday as well, so I'll have to make sure it's not another meme I suppose...