Our 9th Anniversary was May 17, and my gift to Phil was this book he's been waiting for:
He got me tickets to go see "A Conversation with Steve Martin". I was so excited because Steve is the male comedian whom I think is hysterical (my top female comedienne is Kristen Wiig). Anyway, he set up a babysitter and we met after work and drove to The Cheesecake Factory to have dinner:
Then we headed over to see the show:
And ate our shared slice of cheesecake while we waited:
Baby Bump Alert:
Once we were seated for the show, I tried to snap a picture of the stage, but got in trouble by an elderly employee who informed me there were no cameras allowed. Busted!
When Steve Martin came out, we all gave him a standing ovation and were so excited to see him. What I didn't realize was that this wasn't going to be a stand-up routine with some of his banjo bits thrown in for good measure. Nope this was basically an interview of him on stage. And the man interviewing him was terrible. He kept interrupting Steve and bringing up irrelevant points. A couple of times Steve told him to "let me finish"...it was awkward.
The interview was a reflection on his career, and after an hour and a half, they had only discussed topics up until 1973. Ugh! I didn't get half of the references made, because I wasn't even born! At this point I had to stand up to stretch and so we walked to the back of the auditorium to stand, and then just walked out.
Unfortunately it seemed a few people had the same idea, and once outside they expressed their frustrations with the show. I was upset that this event was such a special gift from Phil and it panned out poorly. But, we were thankful for the nice meal and a date - no matter what! Next time we will do a little more research before buying tickets :)