Foxwoods Casino--Ledyard CT
Why this show is cool:
It was the first spring show I had on the east coast,
and it was the day before my birthday. Skye and Steve were able
to go (I hadn't seen Skye in 6 months beforehand) and my best
friend Elsa decided to go (under mild arm twisting). Plus the
usual suspects would be going--Dave, Allie, Christina, Adrian,
Anne, and Melissa from the Forum.
Why this show is bittersweet:
It took place a week or so after Al's parents passed
away. I almost hoped he'd cancel, but I guess getting into work
was a good coping strategy.
Allie was crashing at my place for this show, so Friday
after work, I hopped a train to New York city and then negotiated
the subway to Penn Station so well, people asked me for directions.
Allie's train was a little late, and we spent a fair amount of
time apparently following each other in circles before finally
meeting up. Then it was back to the subway and train to White
Plains and into the Cruiser to head to CT. We got to my home around
10, had dinner and went to bed. Elsa arrived early the next morning
and took a nap (she worked the night before) while Allie and I
ran some errands. Then we were back in eh Cruiser and headed to
Once at Foxwoods, we parked, picked up tickets and
wandered over to the big Indian we were supposed to meet under.
No one was there yet, so we retired to a nearby bar for a drink
(exellent and cheap margaritas at Foxwoods, if anyone is interested)
Eventually we wandered back and found Dave, Christina and Melissa.
Adrian and Anne showed up a short time later.
We then waited on line for the buffet for a year. Holy
cow. Skye and Steve showed up just as we hit the top of the line,
and somehow we were unable to get the concept across that we were
all one group. Melissa threatened physical violence at one point.
Eventually we just sat ourselves at a table and had dinner and
horsed around. Much fun. At one point-I think Elsa is responsible
for this--a waitress came over with a piece of cake with a candle
in it and everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to me. That
was very cool :)