Today went really well.
There was more volume on I-95, both on the way down (at about 10:30) and on the way home (about 10pm), than I had expected, but it moved smoothly and continuiously, so I didn't have any problems in that area. I was also able to find aprilvalentine
's house easily enough.
While she finished getting ready, I watched part of Galaxy Quest
- which is such a fun movie.
We took her van, since she knows Baltimore better than I do, plus we'd have njpax
with us afterwards. The directions we had to get from her place to the theatre were a bit weird, so we ended up getting lost and driving around for a while. But we finally found the theatre just in time, then couldn't find our parking garage. So we found a meter and decided we'd either find out where the garage was and move the van at intermission (since we had a voucher for it) or go feed the meter a bit more.
We met njpax
inside and talked with her for a minute or two before we had to get to our seats. We had all gotten our seats separately, so she was in center row J and somehow aprilvalentine
and I got seats next to each other in center row B. aprilvalentine
thought we were too close, but I thought the seats were great. In the grand scheme of things, you don't really need to see the actors' feet. (There were strip lights and speakers at the edge of the stage.)
The show was great. The costumes were amazing, the scenery was beautiful, and the cast was great. *sighs happily* And, yes, Lou Diamond Phillips was amazing.
At intermission, aprilvalentine
went out to see if she could get the van to the garage. On the way back, she fell and landed on her hand wrong, causing some sort of damage (probably a sprain) to her wrist and elbow.
During the intermission, njpax
sent a note back to Lou letting him know that she was there. (She's kind of gotten to know him over the years between seeing him with his band, The Pipefitters, and in other shows.)
So, after the show, we went around to the side door and his dresser came down and got the three of us and we were taken up to his dressing room. And on the way up, we got to see some of the rest of the cast and aprilvalentine
and I kept saying "hi" and "great show" to them.
Lou was very sweet and personable with us and took pictures and signed a few things. I was able to get him to sign my autograph notebook and got a picture with him, but it's on aprilvalentine
's camera because mine was dead. (The weird thing is, last night I thought about checking it, but then I figured it would be fine, since it's been in its case. I was wrong.) I, sadly, was unable get him to sign Stunt C*cks
because right when I thought, "Ooh, a perfect opening!", he told us that he had to go because he had something in between the two shows. But I did get a hug and a kiss from him.
went and got her van and we went to T.G.I. Friday's for dinner and we had to park at the top of a neighboring carpark. After a yummy (and very filling dinner), I ended up having to drive the van down because aprilvalentine
's arm was still hurting and her van doesn't steer very well. It was interesting because the van steers better when the gas is being applied, but going around the turns on a carpark, your first instinct is to put on the brakes. Once we got out of there, she was able to drive to her son's work and pick up his car. From there, she dropped me off at her place before taking njpax
to where she was staying at another friend's house.
So, all in all, a very good day. And it is now time to go crash.