Coverville 500 Loot
Clockwise from left:
- the Shure SE310 Sound Isolating Earphones I won in the drawing;
- the Natalie Gelman CD which D bought;
- a postcard showing the poster/T-shirt image;
- the six souvenir poker chips I bought with my ticket pre-order,
- the Shifted Sounds Volume 1 sampler CD;
- the performer bios sheet; and
- a business card with show details which would have been useful when we were wandering the casino looking for the venue.
Brian Ibbott and company put on a great show Friday night, and I'm glad we were able to enjoy it with our friends Chris and Cherie (who got to dance with Richard Cheese and be a lesbian, respectively).
We also witnessed Jonathan Coulton being attacked by zombies. To be fair, he was kinda asking for it.
We're back in the bay area now, and Old Home Week starts tomorrow. Lots of friends to meet and catch up with before the final leg of our road trip!
* D and I had fully intended to gamble away the $4.58 of nickels, dimes, and pennies that we've been collecting all summer, but we couldn't find any casino slot machines that actually took coins. They've all been upgraded to only accept bills, casino club cards, or the machines' own bar code tickets (used for cashing out). Vegas just doesn't sound right without all that jangling and clinking metal--it was one of the few satisfying and unique things about playing the one-armed bandits. Now everything's electronic, and you know, if I want to play a damn video game, I have more interesting and less expensive options.