In A Busy Place
It has been quite a long time since I last posted anything. The reason? I’ve been super busy with life. I promised you all that I would post something about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show that I took some of my family to a few weeks ago, so here’s the rundown and a few photos as well.
For starters, the show was a bit disorganized. The group putting on the show relies on local volunteers to serve as ushers, ticket collectors, merchandise sellers, etc., in order to keep show costs down. That’s a good thing, but the volunteers that they had (local sorority and fraternity members) made quite a few mistakes. I’m not blaming them (the show was a sellout, after all), but I do wish that they had been given better instructions and possibly a little more assistance from the venue.
I felt especially sorry for the young lady pictured above on the right (sorry about the photo quality, I was using my phone since I forgot my camera). She had to deal with a ton of young Turtle fans and a bunch of immature parents, many of which paid general admission for the show and got angry whenever they tried to sneak in on the VIP seating area and/or VIP perks. One family’s matriarch in particular raised a lot of cane whenever she was busted for sitting on the front row. Police had to be called in to assist with the angry “adult.”
My family got a photo with the Turtles (as a rule, I never post my family’s photos on this page) and once the show started, the entire audience really enjoyed the action. It was a mixture of martial arts performance, dance, comedy, and a bit of seriousness about bullies. The primary message was that you can control your own destiny and prevent others from bringing you down.
Before the show, VIPs got autographed photos from the Turtles and when it was picture time, they signed any and everything the kids wanted them to autograph. It was a very fun evening and I hope that the Turtles return very soon.
In other news, Louisiana Comic Con is just a couple of weeks away. I am excited for this event as it’s been a couple of months since my last convention (Space City Comic Con, which rocked). I’ll be spending the whole weekend down there, so if anybody that’s reading this plans on attending the event, drop me a comment and maybe we’ll get to meet one another!
Fear The Walking Dead has one episode left in the season and I have to admit that I’m not impressed by the program. I keep watching it hoping that the characters become more likeable, but it’s just not happening for me. The show is bland and very slow moving. The lack of a bunch of Walkers doesn’t bother me, but the lack of interesting characters is agitating. I’ll watch the last episode, but I’m not expecting much. Hopefully it will get better next season.
The Big Bang Theory and Gotham premiered their newest seasons last week, and I’ve only been able to catch a portion of Gotham. What I did see was great, however, and the upturn in writing quality near the end of the first season has definitely carried over into the second season. I’ll give an in depth review of that show and TBBT in a later post.
Well, that’s all for now. I’ll do my best to write more often. It looks like things will be slowing down for me a bit in a week or two, which means I can get back to geeking out with my friends real soon.
As always, thanks for reading. I’ll have more to talk about in the upcoming weeks.