October 27th, 2007

Kate Monster

The sun is shining, it's a lovely day...

I just got back from Avenue Q! Er, that's Avenue Q the Broadway musical, not Avenue Q in Galveston. It was fun, and I got to see "The Internet is for Porn" in its proper context! Also, shockwave77598 and his wife were there, and we hung out in the lobby before and after the show and played with our own puppets. (His wife didn't bring one. She thinks the idea of grown men playing with puppets in public is weeeeeird. Well, yeah it is, but that's the fun of it!) During intermission, I bought a T-shirt, the soundtrack CD, the book, and the music book.

There's a chorus of singing boxes, there's Gary Coleman ("yes, that Gary Coleman" (disclaimer: not actually played by Gary Coleman)), there's a puppet sex scene, there's a puppet-giving-another-puppet-the-finger scene, and there's a screen (well, a pair of screens) that descend every now and then and display Sesame-Street-esque animations explaining stuff to the characters and the audience. ("1 2 3 4 5. Five nightstands. 5 4 3 2 1. One nightstand. [bed with movement under covers] One-night stand.")

One of my favorite moments from the show: Princeton & Kate Monster have unwisely gotten drunk at the suggestion of the Bad Idea Bears, and been having sex all night. (That's not the moment I'm referring to, though it was quite fun.) The next day, as they lie in a fuzzy heap in her bed, the phone rings. Kate suddenly wakes up and turns her head so her eyes are visible, and somehow there's a perfect look of "oh shit, did I oversleep?" in them. The audience laughs. :}

Darn it... I used Google Maps to study the route to the theatre, and I got there with no trouble at all, not missing a turn and pulling straight into the theatre garage. But then when it was time to go home, I exited on a different street... uh oh, how do I get on the freeway from here? Forgot to check that part. Well, I drove a bit and found myself on Allen Parkway, and I know how to get home from there, so I did; it just took longer.

So, um... yaay, I now own a legally purchased copy of "The Internet is for Porn"!