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[Jan. 24th, 2008|03:27 pm]
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Today is day 5 of my recovery...

This past weekend was Midnight Insanity's 20th Birthday, a monumentus event in its own right. Congrats to all MI cast members, past and present, for making it this far.

Saturday night, we held a double-feature with back-to-back shows ... one show at 9pm, and one show at Midnight. This was partly to accommodate all the people, and partly to give folks (now with kids, or other obligations) the option of going to Rocky without having to stay up to the wee hours of the morning.

Both shows sold out ... the 9pm was packed, but the Midnight one was unreal. Basically, standing room only. I don't know if we actually had to turn anyone away ... I certainly hope not.

The Birthday Special Performance was a retrospective on the past 20 years of Midnight Insanity, and was a collaborative effort from pretty much all of MI. I played myself, old and grey, telling the story of my "glory days" with Midnight Insanity.

This is me when stuffed animals AREN'T humping my leg!

For more pics from the 9pm show, click here. Midnight show pics are coming soon...

The collection of skits were all very cute, and the performances went off without a hitch! The audience seemed to enjoy seeing the various events that brought us to where we are today. Mark captured the entire evening on his new HD camera, so hopefully there'll be YouTube versions available sometime soon.

The RHPS performances also seemed to go well. From my own perspective, I had more fun at the second performance, since I didn't have to worry so much about conserving energy, in order to make it through both shows.

We did see a fair number of MI Alumni, as well as some long-time regulars. Not quite as many as I would have liked ... but I did notice that we had alumni representatives from all 20 years of Midnight Insanity's existence. I think that alone was kinda neat.

The cast was on-board from about 7pm through nearly 4am ... at least, that's the time we got to Shorehouse afterwards. Talk about a long stretch!! At this point, the cast seemed completely exhausted, but extremely satisfied.

You may read that any way you like. :-)

Right at this moment, Sunday seems like a blur. Monday I returned to work, and am back to getting my ass beat from 9-5. I'm really hoping that the light at the end of the tunnel is actually getting closer.

Outside of that, I'm doing my best to stay low-key in the evenings. My health was running pretty iffy for most of last week. This week, I feel less sick, but still pretty drained. I wish I could take a day or two off from work, but that just doesn't seem possible right now.

Back to it...

[User Picture]From: dahmer_cakes
2008-01-24 11:38 pm (UTC)

I couldn't tell that was Kyle.
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[User Picture]From: brad4711
2008-01-25 01:23 am (UTC)
Heh ... well, the Kyle pic that disturbs me the most is this one.

It was difficult to tell that was him, too ... very confusing. :-)
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[User Picture]From: dahmer_cakes
2008-01-25 07:04 am (UTC)
Holy ass, how did I miss that?
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[User Picture]From: eidothea
2008-01-25 12:01 am (UTC)
OMG...great pic! Keep me posted on the youtube stuff...I'd love to see.
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[User Picture]From: brad4711
2008-01-25 01:23 am (UTC)
It's the long grey hair, isn't it? :-)

I'll definitely keep you posted...
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-01-25 12:32 am (UTC)
Hmmm....reminds me of Anthony Perkins in HIS glory days! Watch out!
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[User Picture]From: brad4711
2008-01-25 01:25 am (UTC)
I don't think I'm familiar with an Anthony Perkins. I remember "Anthony and Zanna" ... but I don't think I know his last name offhand.
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[User Picture]From: pinchersofpower
2008-01-25 05:25 pm (UTC)
that would be Norman Bates of Psycho....
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[User Picture]From: hgolightly88
2008-01-25 02:12 am (UTC)
It was a really fun night, despite the long hours of running around and whatnot that went behind it :-) You did a great job, as well as everyone else on cast ... yup yup. Glad you enjoyed yourself. :-)

Hope you feel better soon :hug:
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[User Picture]From: brad4711
2008-01-25 05:02 am (UTC)
Glad things looked good from your vantage point!!

A fun show, yes ... but not something I'd want to repeat anytime soon. :-)
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[User Picture]From: blogdrassil
2008-01-25 05:57 pm (UTC)
I liked the story. And you're going to be a very cute old man, I think. :)

Gods, you must have been so tired but you were fresh as a daisy!
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