Radio City Music Izzard.
Our seats were, admittedly, kind of crap. But being waaaaay up there in the third mezzanine of Radio City Music Hall wasn't the worst place to be on Saturday night. I mean, we were in the presence of greatness: Mr. Eddie Izzard was performing.
Thanks to the power of a wicked zoom lens and the fact that there really is no bad seat at Radio City, Chris and I took in our first Eddie Izzard performance this weekend. And Eddie was fantastic. It took him a few minutes to get rolling, but once his act was in full gear, we were hooked on every word. From musings about keeping gazelles in a bag to a discussion about covering thy neighbor's ox, I realized that Eddie Izzard may be the cleverist comedian on the very planet.
Weird thing is, he wasn't dressed in drag. Izzard normally performs in drag (see: Dress to Kill), wearing fabulous kimonos, high platform shoes, and a whole pile of make-up. The first time I saw his act, I was like, "Who is this guy in drag?" Now it seems strange to not see him dressed in women's clothing. This past Saturday, he wore a tuxedo jacket and jeans. No make-up. He even had a goatee. (Sorry, Hannah. No fabulous shoes.)
It felt good to sit there and laugh. Like the kinds of laughs that errupt out without permission and make you throw your head back a little bit. We took in the performance, snapped a few pictures as Eddie ran up the platforms so he could bow to us folks up in the nosebleeds, and then had a nice quiet dinner at a place in Chelsea.
We spent Sunday checking out the Beardsley Zoo and then visiting a few vineyards on the fine CT wine trail (we love the wine trail). Sunday afternoon ended with us having iced coffees at a java house in the Middle-Of-Nowhere CT (where we caught part of a set by local musician Mike Griffin - surprisingly talented singer, considering we just stumbled upon him playing for a group of five people in this coffee house).
I love spending time with my husband, disconnected from work and the internet and instead reconnected with each other. That's the way life should be sometimes. :)