||[Jan. 24th, 2008|03:27 pm]
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...