Thursday, May 17, 2012
This American Life Live Broadcast
Last week we went to see This American Life live! Well, it was not really live and in person, but beamed into a local movie theatre. Raoul and I went to see this show at Discover Mills, just outside of Atlanta. We had a great dinner together at a Greek restaurant before the show, and we made our way around the mall, too. What a thrill it was to SEE a broadcast of This American Life! And to see Ira Glass on the big screen.
Before the show began, we watched vintage Superman cartoons. I really liked how they drew Lois Lane and her eyes. Here is the jewelry shop, just before it got robbed!
I especially enjoyed the retro-style animations between the acts and stories. I listen to a podcast called Snap Judgement sometimes, so I was really excited to see Glynn Washington tell his story. I really like hearing about his wild childhood; Raoul assured me I would remember crazy stories better if my childhood was as crazy as his! I also thought the interview about Vivian Maier photographs was brilliant, though I am not sure how she would feel having so many eyes on her work all of a sudden, especially when it was created for her to enjoy. I also thought Tig Notaro's story was hilarious. David Sedaris as a clown was comedy gold, too! I can't wait to hear the podcast so I can hear it again. You won't be able to see David Sedaris as a clown, though.
What a great show. And what great Hello Kitty marshmallow snacks that we had, too. I look forward to the next live broadcast of This American Life!