Home from the gig and it seems to be my Birthday!!!! The Bengals seem very excited, tho that could be from the amazing long fingered ending in toys glove Kimberly Butler sent to me. Hard to tell.
I know I went to the gig, STILL tired from last nights party, thinking ah, V-day, ballads, long slow love things (forgetting completely we don't know that sort of stuff) but the night had other plans. Anyone spending V-day with Paul and Lorraine knows what they want out of the Holiday.
Full on, the whole night, and it got pretty funny, with me saying things like "Here's another for you lovebirds out there, an entire song about a guy with a horrible life who gets hung!" Moving on to back to back songs about dead guys at a wake, and then a song about the guy drinking himself to death, rounding it out with dude sitting on a grave talking to dead dude he doesn't know!
We also, oddly enough, snagged serious tips for Danny Boy. Someone was clamoring and I hit the tip jar and said show me the $$ and someone dropped a 20. I asked For or Against? Against it was, so I said, right, tips are non-refunable, anyone who wants to outbid you, we need $30 more to play it.....Got it, and Paul played it straight and got his first standing.
Nothing screams V-day like Paul and Lorraine!
All concerned had a blast.
Last night was almost too much fun! Still can't take it in. THANK YOU for being there, and thank you for all the wee gifties!
But I especially want to thank you for the Unicorn Song. For those who didn't know, everyone in the Irish scene requires big cash tips to play it, and I challenged the Fiends and the people at the show. $500 and we would do it. Total came in at $539.68. All going to Great Lakes Bengal Rescue! The Kitties THANK YOU!
(Adam Stemple has checked in with this, and at first was horrified we would play it, but when he heard what we got for it and what it was for, passed on that this was the coolest EVER and the bar had been raised. Serious cred in the scene!)
Another cool thing is that there are glow in the dark tee shirts commemorating last nights show. Lysandwr designed them and has set it up. Price is cost plus $5 to Great Lakes Bengal Rescue, with all monies going direct to the fund. Anyone needing a tax deductible receipt will get it.
Lys also says there are MANY more sizes available and she will help set up what ever you need. Also, she says she has had inquires about putting different Fiendish sayings on shirts, and I say go for it. The shop is totally for the Bengals and so we get cool shirts, coffee mugs whatever. If you want it on something, we will do it. Cost plus $5.See the shirts HERE
The next webcast is St Pats Day. We are, apparently, playing the Water Street in, in the pub and moving to the ballroom from 2:00pm to 1:00am. I know that looks strange, but no, that is not a typo. 11 hours of Paul and Lorraine (Fod help us all) if we can talk Dr Wicked into it, it will ALL go live.
There will not be a new post on March 18th.
And finally, this made me feel so good! Boss remembered!!!!!!! (Louisa and Marjorie, we expect a FULL report on the Dublin Screening and signing!)
Love and Happy Birthday to me!