So the lead up for me has been pretty hard. I purchased my tickets the day that they were released here in town back in February of 2011. Lucky for me I am sitting dead centre, 3 rows back. I have heard a lot of great reviews of the tour from all the American stops in 2010 and the Canadian stops in 2011 to date. The clips featured at the RGS website have been a great source of my expectations of the show and only have built my excitement. I have often wondered what all will go on at the show since I know it will be well over an hour, yet can Steve Smith do a 2+hour standup routine??? Sure he has loads of material from over the years and I expect him to do his classic "racehorse" song famous from a Just for Laughs appearance about 7 years ago. But will that fill up the whole time? I can only imagine what all else he has planned for us.
As for me, I am going to be decked out in my normal lodge gear like the nerd that I am. I am bringing my RGS vest with patch for sure. I may drag along a book or two to get signed (assuming he pops out after the show) and my membership card, sooooo if you are at the show and see me, feel free to say hi and mention the website! I also plan on taking my camera along to grab a few shots which I will be posting on the website (maybe on a new section!).
It also lead me to another thought - Wouldn't it be nice if Red/Steve had a local chapter of Possum Lodge to welcome him to town????? Yes I am thinking about how it would be loads of fun to grab all the other local RGS fans and start a local chapter of Possum Lodge. If it is up to me, I would start it as Chapter 67. Now I know some will think I am just a nutjob, but then it would be nice to catch up with some like minded people and have a drink, maybe watch an episode or pop on a daytrip to check out an RGS location once a month or something. Crazy maybe, but it has been done before with small chapters in both Anchorage Alaska and in Wisconsin. Why let the Americans have all the fun??? Hell if there are a couple more chapters, we could always throw a Possum Olympics like in Season 3. Well for now just a thought, but I would like to hear yours, so feel free to throw on a comment.
I also wanted to take this moment to announce that I want to throw together a bi monthly question bag on the blogs here, so feel free to email me any question about the show you have and I'll toss them up on a Wednesday or something. Could be fun.
For those of you who want to check out the Ottawa show, google Centrepointe Theatre in Ottawa (Nepean) and check out the ticket information on the website. Otherwise check the RGS website for information on this show and any of the other remaining stops on the tour. Like I have said in the past, I have great respect for how the tour is stopping at a lot of the small town Canada locations like Lindsay and Belleville Ontario for example. Really classy!
Hope to see you at the show this Friday!