Tuesday, October 21, 2008

David Sedaris, Hobbit Extraordinaire

Big Daddy's birthday is on Halloween. That usually makes for a very lame birthday for him. We're always busy handing out fistfuls of candy to the six kids who come through our neighborhood,then carting our kiddles out to show off their costumes to the relations, and bribing them to keep their headpieces on long enough for Grandma and Aunt Marin to see. So this year I took the opportunity to get him a premature present: tickets to see David Sedaris in concert last night at Abravenel Hall. I'm SO glad I did. The tickets weren't cheap. Not even close. I got them through the KUER fund drive and I had to pledge my third child to get them. But the seats were fantastic. Fourth row, dead center. I'm actually glad they weren't closer or we wouldn't have been able to see David Sedaris over the podium. He's not tall, in case my title didn't tip you off. Anyway, he was all that AND a bag of chips. If you ever have a chance to see him live, DO IT. You will not regret it. You never thought watching someone read could be so entertaining.

Here's a clip...
(The post-production visuals are kind of distracting, so feel free to turn away and just listen.)

5 comments:

jennie w. said...

So jealous! I love him!

rachel said...

wow, that brought back some memories! I lived in Holland for three years and the Sinterclaus segment was right on....

Mindi said...

now i'm gonna show my ignorance by saying, "who is david sedaris??"

thank goodness i know the important people like brody jenner and david hasslehoff.....

mindi sucks.

devri said...

Yep I am with Mindi, me not know either, but I guess I suck too.

MiaKatia said...

Oh my goodness that was hee-larious! I am glad you guys had such a great time.