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This is a Post about Vaudeville

I’m late.

So very, awfully late.

The vaudeville show was on the Friday before spring break and I haven’t even gotten around to writing about it. What kind of monster am I?

But seriously, I wasn’t even going to write this at all because everyone probably wouldn’t even care, but I felt like I cheated. Like there was some mysterious force in the universe punching me in the face for being lazy, and then kicking me in the gut when I was down. Well, maybe not that harsh, maybe like a slap on the wrist or something. Same thing.

I dunno how, but I felt emptiness in my heart. Or at least, where my heart would be if I hadn’t sold it on the black market for a Klondike bar that one time.

Totally worth it.

So! Moving onwards and upwards as we always do here at This is a Blog, I’m going to actually talk about the vaudeville show now because that’s what I’m supposed to do when I make a blog post like this.

Crazy, I know. But please, try to hold in your astonishment.

Anyways, I actually really like big band and swing style music which, according to wikipedia, came around the end of the vaudeville era, so I was pretty excited to see how the theatre was like back then too.

I do like the way that they had several acts to try and get a little bit of everything that made vaudeville, well, vaudeville. Some comedy, burlesque like acts, and magic. It’s like that big box of variety cereal that you can buy at stores.

Yes, I did just compare vaudeville to cereal, and there's nothing you can do about it.

Also, there are two boxes of mini-wheats in that picture above, just something I wanted to point out.

I’m supposed to be talking about something else, aren’t I?

So so so, I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed the comedy routine. I actually read through the script of Who’s on First? sometime ago and I didn’t find it funny at all. But somehow, seeing it performed made it hilarious, and I have no idea why. It was just…funny. I watched it twice and I laughed both times. Seriously, what kind of black magic are they using?

SPEAKING OF MAGIC, how about those magic acts? (Like that little transition I used there? Huh? Pretty nice, isn’t it?) I actually do a little bit of magic on the side as a little hobby, but I can’t do big stage magic like that, so that stuff was pretty cool. Like Who’s on First, I’ve seen those tricks performed a few times on the tv or something like that, but seeing it happen right in front of you in mindblowing.

It was black and white, too, just like this.

All the other acts were just as enjoyable though. Sequins and mimes everywhere.

It was fantastic.

So there we go, void in my soul is now fixed. I’m gonna go get that Klondike bar now…

Yup, still worth it.


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