Friday, April 15, 2011
It was another great evening in St. Paul for dinner, drinks and Wits with friends. Scott and I met up with Miranda (@mirjohns), Adam, Alex and Nick at Great Waters Brewing Company. Scott (@scottoberfest) and I enjoyed learning about bike polo, chatting about movies that are so bad they're good and documentaries we want to watch. After a relatively smooth start to the evening, Miranda's weird spell on me took hold and as you see in the top right photo, I seemed to have misplaced my tickets and I'm scrounging through my giant camera bag/purse that doesn't seem to work great for either purpose! After arriving to The Fitzgerald Theatre, we had no problems replacing our lost tickets at the Box Office. Once we settled into our balcony seats, I took in the views of Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) and Bill Corbett (@BillCorbett) in the box seats. You may notice already that this is a twitter friendly (encouraged!) event and Bill and Joseph provided the "halftime entertainment" by way of ribbing John Munson (@munsongs), John Moe (@johnmoe) about their respective slips- Leslie Gore and Superman and his "magic powers". The in person guests, Chuck Klosterman (@CKlosterman) and Craig Finn of The Hold Steady were amazing. Chuck made me want to go back to school and take more history of rock and roll classes (yes, I took one my senior year!) as he played samples of his formative music memories. Craig played never before played solo songs for us as well as a cover of The Beach Boys "Get Around" and Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy" as the end of the evening sing-along. The phone-in guests were Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx), co-founder and bassist of the band Mötley Crüe and Maria Bamford (@mariabamfoo), a comedian originally from Duluth, known by me from her appearances on Target commercials and Marc Maron's WTF podcast.
An added bonus for me was getting a chance to chat with Julia Schrenkler (@juliaschrenkler), Interactive Producer for American Public Media & Minnesota Public Radio. I met her at MinneWebCon and she is fantastic. So glad to know so many amazingly talented people in my own backyard!
A great evening all around!
I attempted my first 365 photo project in 2011. I made it to Day 246.
The Nivens Family