Center for the Performing Arts...Sewell NJ
I'm not sure WHY I thought it would be a good idea
to try and drive all the way to south Jersey after working in
White Plains all day...and hitting the Tappan Zee Bridge right
at rush hour and all, but I found I just could not say no when
Adrian offered to score tickets. And score he did, cause
we had row A.
I did manage to weasel out of work a little early,
and made really good time to Sewell, or Deptford, or Washington
Township, or wherever exactly the show was being held. I
was in town by 8pm, and figured I"d get to the venue in time
for the polka. I was wrong. For one thing, the directions
I got from MapQuest were a viscious lie. For another, the
people in town didn't seem to be terribly sure where the center
for the performing arts was..and it was an awful remote little
town. Finally, I found out it was actually at the High School...and
then finally I found someone to give me directions to the High
School (as opposed to just happily saying "Oh yeah!
That's over at the High School!") I found the place
at 8:45, parked my car, ran across the parking lot with my ticket
in hand, grabbed the door...and SLAMMED into the locked glass
door. Somehow the people inside missed my rather noisy arrival,
and I had to bang on the door waving my ticket for a very long
minute before someone opened the door. Then I had to convince
someone to show me where the door for the actual theater was,
since they yelled at me when I went for what seemed to be the
logical choice. Once I got inside, they film clip for "Germs"
was showing and the place was pitch black. I stumbled over
to one of the usherettes and then convince them that they needed
to lead me to my seat seeing as how 1) it was very dark and 2)
they were the ones with the flashlights.
Anyway, I got escorted to my seat and Dave, Adrian
and Anne waved HI! and I sat down and got my camera out. We
were pretty far off to the Jim/Jon side of the stage. It
was a pretty nice HS auditorium...the stage was HUGE, and the
crowd was good and responsive. I was pretty agitated when
I first arrived, but I quickly settled in and sang along. It
was an excellent show, the band was in fine form. I was
in a neat spot to get some interesting pictures of Jon, so I did.
IMPORTANT THING I LEARNED AT THIS SHOW: If you
have a camera with a big lens and you're afraid you may get busted,
just sit near Adrian, because they will nail him for his camera
and completely ignore you. I don't know why this is true,
but it is.
Afterwards, we went outside to see if the band would
come out, but they had a very long trip, so they left pretty quickly.
Adrian, Ann and Dave had carpooled down together, and I
ended up driving Dave to Rutgers so he could pick up his car so
Adrian and Ann could go right home. Unfortuantely we sat
in traffic on the NJ Turnpike for quite a while, so we didn't
get home until about 2 am. Yeah, I had to work the next
day. Suck to be me, but whatcha gonna do?
Not a lot of pictures...I arrived late, and my angle
Medley and before
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