We had a pleasant weekend, did some errands, but mostly enjoyed our time together. The weather wasn’t great, but we were lucky enough to manage to walk around town and avoid all rain. Saturday after giving a bath to our kitty (that always brightens my day!) we went to see “Bale de Rua” and were somewhat disappointed. It wasn’t really what I thought it was going to be, so we walked out of there looking at the price indicated on our tickets and wondering if they were really worth it.
Sunday night, we left home a bit earlier so that we could have dinner before Mr. Cleese’s Gala since it was scheduled to start at 9:30pm. The show started about 30 min. late, after all it was an ‘add-on’, so it was to be expected in a way. The people sitting next to me were, before the show even started, complaining about how late it was, etc. Those people weren’t the same people who were there on Wed. – we did recognize a few people around us – so they had to buy or accept their tickets. It was written on the ticket that it started at 9:30, so why in Hell’s name did they come? Yes it was going to be a late night, and it was. We got out of there by midnight almost.
Mr. Cleese aged and it showed. Granted the way he was dressed didn’t help him much, but still. He didn’t really say anything about his health, other than showing up on stage with an IV pole.
Despite everything it was a good evening, the crowd was a bit tough though. It was almost as if people weren’t into it, was it too late? A few comedians even said so. The line up was good and included people like Louie Anderson, Louis CK (really funny!), Bobcat Goldthwait (still strange after all these years, and yet LOL at his MJ jokes), Caroline Rhea (love her), Paul Rodriguez, to name a few. We both enjoyed our evening and were lucky enough to walk home after a storm.
Photograph by: THE GAZETTE/John Mahoney