Angel and I embark on the greatest Vegas trip to date.
Break from food. Just when I started to delve into the actual content this blog promises...I know you'll forgive me. And, I already have plans to try this, so stay tuned.
Remember that time I gripped about not seeing Conan when he hosted the Tonight Show because my tickets became void when the show was cancelled?
Yesterday, all was made right.
As luck would have it, Angel and I were able to see him last night at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas at no cost to us. True story, I am truly basking in the Vegas hook-ups.
dinner at Dal Toro Ristorante: $0
floor seats to see Conan live: $0
Yes, life is good for the unemployed college graduate every so often. Spontaneity has become a way of life.
So how was the show? In a word: awesome.
The opening act, Reggie Watts, was hilarious. He has a kind of Flight of the Conchords vibe to him with his musical comedy.
The band was energetic and lively, they are so musically talented. I kind of wish they played another song before Conan came out because they are so good.
Conan was better than expected. The individual who acquired the free tickets for us is not a Conan fan and actually had no intentions of going to the show. We convinced him to stay and he left with new respect for Conan. The musical offerings of Conan were very enjoyable and the banter between him and Andy Richter is always comedic. The costume changes allowed him to break out of the primetime TV mold, and the videos scattered throughout poked fun at his termination, unemployment, and the unnamed network execs responsible without being too over the top.
And finally, Deon Cole, the mid-show performer, was hilarious. I was laughing so hard.
The part I most enjoyed? The Walker Texas clips. My favorite segment from Late Night, I was so sad this segment did not make it to the Tonight Show, but am most appreciative of it being on the tour. That Walker, so funny.
So here are some pictures:
La Bamba being licked by Conan
Mike Tyson makes a cameo
I stared at him long enough, I am certain the guy on the right is Lonny Ross.
I feel like someone should pinch me just to make sure I am not dreaming.