So back in the real world, I got to meet some really cool people yesterday.
First we met up for lunch with Natalia and Matt of the xanga team. Natalia was such a pleasure. She is just as nice and cute as she comes across in her blogs. Matt was a little shy at first, but he ended up opening up a bit more after he found out I went to Binghamton University (which is where he is currently at). As for Beth and Vi, it was a real trip to meet them. Beth made a remark at lunch about how she was so accustomed to my voice already from watching my videos. For me it was the complete opposite. Beth had the voice I was expecting Vi to have and Vi had the voice I was expecting Beth to have. It was funny to us damnit! Whatever.
After lunch we headed back up to the xanga office to meet some of the rest of the team. Everytime I would introduce myself I would just say, “hey I’m Dave.” Then Beth would come over and be like “this is VANEDAVE guys”, and they would be like “oh VANEDAVE! Well then!”
It was so embarassing.
It was also weird in a way because even though they knew me, I had never really interacted with any of them except for Joe (formerly joeorsometimesjesus, now caveatraptor). It was just kind of cool to think that they read me is all I guess.
Speaking of weird, I found out that John has a twin brother. I was talking to Eugenia when he came over and said, “Dave or vanedave is it? Nice to meet you.” Then he stuck his hand out to shake my hand. I thought it was John being cute so I slapped his hand away. It took me a little while to figure out that it was not John fucking with me. Sorry bout that.
To wrap up the evening, Beth and Vi came out to see one of my shows! I was so happy that they made it out. As a bonus EllisAngelos also made it out. She was awesome too. She is a talker, but it’s not boring chatter.
As for the show itself, it went well. I had a pretty good set and the audience was really good for the most part. The one blemish on the night is a big one though. One of the comics that went before me did one of my jokes. My girlfriend and my friend Alex wanted to jump him after the show. They were PISSED!!! I will post more about this tomorrow I think. I want to end this on a positive tip.
So to Beth, Vi, and Ellis, thanks so much for coming out last night. It was a real thrill to perform for you guys. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.