Saturday, September 29, 2012

"Wrong Turn."

Friday, September 28: Wilmette, IL-4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Miles: 10
Lot: Mikaelian Ed. Center

Our friend Alex Zaprudsky came by to visit today. He just returned from a trip to NYC for a job interview, and he stopped by to see us for a few hours on his way back home.
He took me to a swank mall not too far from the lot where we had lunch and walked around for a bit.

Sam, David, and Tobin, Ryan's friends from Smirkus, came by to visit again today. We played a little ultimate frisbee with them between numbers, and in between shows we got to sit down and actually talk.

Wilmette is a very affluent town, and all of the people in the audience seemed extremely well off. Ryan and I had fun shocking the rich people (especially the wealthy dowagers) with our uncouth slapstick.

When Ryan and I went out to play our cornets at the start of the second show, there were two rude men standing up in the front row of the preferred seating section; they were talking to each other and blocking the view of those behind them.
Halfway through our song I noticed that they were still standing, so I wandered over to them and played in their faces, which got a nice laugh.
Finally we finished the song, and when I turned and styled in their direction, they were still standing and talking!!!!
I yelled to them, "Thank you guys, but no need for a standing ovation."
When they realized they might inadvertently be giving us encouragement, they quickly sat down.
Yeesh!

Because of the show schedule today, there wasn't much downtime between performances. In fact, there was about a 10 minute hold so the second audience could enter the tent and get settled.

After work Ryan and I ordered a pizza and watched a horror movie, "Trick 'r Treat" to be specific.
Neither of us had seen it before, but we had heard good things. We both enjoyed it, even though a couple of scenes were a tad too stomach turning to watch while eating.

The good news is that we found the perfect Halloween costume for Nico!

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