I went to the “Queen City Ex”-Wife a couple nights in a row. Friday night was great because Lara had time off work when I’d not expected she’d be able to join me for Colin James.
The weather was not great, and a small crowd was out for Jason Plumb and the Willing.
– Check out the drummer’s expression.
Because we’d come with a concert in mind only, we brought lawn chairs. Lara had the good old kind, and I had the cut your leg circulation off at the thighs kind. We found that if she sat on the ground in front of me, and I used the good chair we were both quite comfortable and warm. The unused chair we offered to Daniel (some guy) standing near by.
Lara enjoyed Plumb and his band more (because of the fiddle I think) and I enjoyed James’ a bit more.
On Saturday we went to use our “Daytripper” pass which is good for gate entry and unlimited rides. Unfortunately after the Zipper, Alpine (uncomfortable seating), and a cool hang gliding ride (a little hard on the knees), we were a bit dizzy. We felt the swings would be kind of relaxing, but instead the ride lasted maybe three times longer than it normally would and it made us thoroughly ill on the inside. We walked up to the Ferris Wheel, and couldn’t even think about getting on it, that’s how queasy we were. So we went back, and chickened out of the Ferris Wheel. Yes, I kid you not. We took a nap in the Brandt Centre. Best. Nap. Ever. Woke up not queasy, and we were able to ride the Ferris Wheel in comfort, and finish up the afternoon.
After a break at home trying PlayStation’s Grinch with Brien, and supper at Dairy Queen, we returned to the fair. The first thing we did was catch the Flying Fools show. It was funny and entertaining.
We met Sarah not far from the concert, and I convinced her and Brien to go by mentioning that Johnny Reid isn’t just a country singer, he’s got a Scottish accent. That intrigued her enough to go, and she enjoyed it. We left when he was probably more than half way through his show, so we could catch the end of the Rider game.
We arrived in the Brandt Centre in time to see the 4th quarter getting underway. The Riders were up by 3 points and were about to try a field goal. Congi kicked one off the upright and out. Doh! Then Burris scored and we were down. Apparently we weren’t out, because Durant hit Getzlaf for a long touchdown to put us back in the lead after Calgary missed a long field goal. It looked like it was in the bag. Then we took a stupid penalty and had to give the ball back to Calgary for a final try, but we stopped them for the one point 24-23 win. The small crowd watching the TV roared.
To finish the night we saw Wayne Lee’s adult rated hypnotism show where he danced with the ladies, and then the guys. That was at the end of the show, after he convinced this one fellow that his t-shirt was really his shorts, and gave other people orgasms while they kept their clothes on. He did have to stop one pair of man and woman sitting next to each other from making out with each other when they were supposed to be fondling their invisible boy/girl friend in front of them. The guy playing “bag”pipes with his thumb in his mouth and hand on his crotch was amusing too of course.
After we broke the mini donut machine, we went home. Well, actually it was the guy in front of us who broke it. Well, actually it just “broke” while he happened to be standing there, but for some reason he felt bad about holding the line up, even though it was just flipping donut malfunction.
At least when the mini-donut machine is only in your city for so long, the health risk of it being around is time controlled. It would be deadly to own, however.
I haven’t decided if I’m going to see MC Hammer tonight or not. I really only know of one of his songs (like most people who are going probably), but it’d probably be a fun time anyway.