Thursday, May 01, 2008

Well, That Was Disappointing

1. The Orpheum needs to get its shit together and get some fucking ventilation in there. It's kind of hard to enjoy a show when you're sweating so much, it's running into your eyes.

2. They also need to upgrade their sound system. It's kind of hard to enjoy a show when you can't hear half of what's being said.

3. They also need to upgrade their seats. It's kind of hard to enjoy a show when your knees are jammed into the seat in front of you.

First of all, the heat. I swear, it was 90 in there. Almost 3,000 people + no circulation = Knowing Why It's Called Beantown. Jesus. Horrible.

Second of all, the sound. Mr. Izzard could have been a fucking laugh riot, but I wouldn't know because I couldn't hear half of what he was saying. What I did hear was very funny, however.

Third of all, the seats. I am 5'8" tall. That Canadian Boy I Married is 6'1". It was worse than sitting on an airplane. My legs were on fire by the time we left, just from being jammed in one spot for two hours.

Also? Some renovations would be nice. There were hunks of paint peeling off the ceiling and I was a little concerned with some of the plaster medallions - they looked precarious, to say the least. The tickets had a $10 building restoration charge added in - they maybe ought to start using that money before someone is killed by falling debris.

All in all, it was miserable, punctuated by shouts of laughter.

I'm very disappointed. The tickets were expensive - $75 a piece and money isn't exactly thick on the ground over here at Chez Bedhead.

If there ever is a next time, I'm going to NYC to see him at Radio City Music Hall.

On the flip side, I went to see the This American Life movie tonight, with my friend T. It was very, very cool and if you missed it, you're out of luck. It was a live feed to movie theaters. And if you're not listening to This American Life on NPR, what is wrong with you? It's a great show, quirky and interesting, sometimes funny, sometimes sob-inducing, but always fascinating.


floreksa said...

OMG, that SUCKS!! I'd be livid.

I saw the Producers at Symphony Hall and by intermission I was just praying for it to be over, my legs hurt so bad.

Lea said...

:( I'm sorry it wasn't what you expected.

sandy shoes said...

Reason #6,712 to hate Boston. GRRR. I've never been to the Orpheum; now I never will, unless and until I hear news of its overhaul.

You should Complain to Management. Not sure what good it'll do, but still, you're in the right.

What did Eddie wear?

Velma said...

You are making me feel much better about having missed Eddie this time around. Sorry about your discomfort, though!

MsPicketToYou said...

Reason # 5876 that I love Tivo.

Also, I can not go on a road trip longer than one hour with a TALife downloaded to my Ipod.

Ira? sorta my secret husband.

SUEB0B said...

Hey, I saw the TAL thing last night too. I feel like I am part of the TAL underground.

zoloft mom said...

i saw it! i actually got out of the house without kids and saw it! (TAL) i thought it was awesome, but then again i'm not the best one to ask since just being out without kids could be considered awesome.

Shannon said...

Ugh. I'm sorry it was a disappointing experience. Hopefully you see him again at a better venue.