Prepping for w00tstock

I flew into Minneapolis yesterday with the bare minimum of my traditionally awful travel karma (the flight was delayed on the tarmac for an hour because of a tornado warning, and that was fine because all things considered I’d rather not have any plane I’m on lift off into a whirling vortex of wind), and then trucked out to my friend Neil’s house, where we had a very relaxing afternoon and evening filled with conversation, food, dogs and bees. In short, I had quite a lovely day.

Today: well, in a few hours I hop into my car and head to the Guthrie Theater to get ready for w00tstock, at which I am a special guest at tonight’s performance, or, as I like to say, I’m the Charo of this particular Love Boat. My performance piece is written and ready to go, and I won’t tell you all anything about it, except that the phrase “nacho cheese gravel” is in it. Beyond that I suspect everything is best left unrevealed until tonight.

That said, I’m really looking forward to sharing it; it’s not every day you get to get debut a whole new piece of writing to a live audience, and I think this will be fun and will also fit right in with the whole w00tstock thing. It’s going to be a fun night.

Also, once again, this is pretty much it for me today; lots of stuff to do out here in the real world, so I’m going to get to it. See you tomorrow.

21 Comments on “Prepping for w00tstock”

  1. For the readers, you might want to elaborate on the “my friend Neil.” It seems that some others could possibly know who that is, especially if you included a last name.

  2. Hmm. Neil. Minneapolis. Dogs. Bees. It adds up to one thing.

    Dang, John, did you really get to spend the afternoon and evening with Neil Gaiman? That must have been a blast.

  3. Break a leg! Got your eyeliner and keytar? Cool. Oh, and don’t forget the flash pots; not all theaters have them on hand.

  4. John@6: “As you know, I never go anywhere without at least three flash pots.”

    And yet you wonder why your travel karma sucks.

  5. Yeah I love how he just casually remarks that he hung out with Neil (the man himself revealed it on his Twitter feed) without actually name-dropping. That’s classy and geektastic all at once. *grin*

  6. You as Charo? I need to scrub my brain now. Have fun!! Post pictures. But not of you as Charo.

  7. I need to make a suggestion. The people of w00tstock need to get some production geeks and get this on video. I have spent far too much of my morning watching assorted w00tstock bootleg videos. Great fun but the production quality is about what you would expect from an audience member with a camcorder. Just sayin. I’ll go check out Jasons blog but I suspect it will be more of the same.

  8. I very nearly showcased my ignorance by asking John if he’d misspelled, “conversation, food, dogs and bees.” and meant “beer” instead.

    Thanks, comment thread, for keeping me informed!

  9. Stupid question – the Minion t-shirt Wil has on during the Chicago W00tstock…where’d he get that? Much like the show itself, it was awesome.

  10. @Rich G: Paul & Storm used to sell a “Minion” shirt at their live shows, and possibly on their website. I think they no longer do; it’s definitely not listed on the website.

  11. Just got back from the show. Thanks, John, for coming out here to MN and sharing with us geeky types.

  12. The show was a blast! I’m sure glad I don’t have to go in to work until the afternoon.

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