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Chop Suey, Chinese Yo-yo school, Revival, and Waiting for Godot
So, my saturday... (yesterday saturday, not coming saturday)

Woke up at around 10:30, called Lily and Christine and dragged them to brunch. Left, went back to my room and wasted time (2-3 hours, actually ^^;;; ) reading an online horror story. I'm afraid of the dark again. Well, that and corners.

Left around 3:35 to the Chinese Yo-yo school out on the quad (Fuckitwasfreezing.. for the first fifteen so minutes anyways...). I learned the bridge (making a bridge and having the yo-yo spin on it) and the eagle (catching and tossing the yo-yo continuously in front of you, by doing a swimming motion with the sticks. Ask not.)

Left around 5:15 or so, got dinner at Chop Suey... Some form of Thai curry... it was good. Hot and only slightly spicy.. although could have been more so. But the flavor was good. Mmmmm, non-cafeteria food. Gods, if I had a job and could eat out all the time . . . . Or even prepare my own food. But then I'd need a kitchen, and preferably an apartment. I need to take cooking classes.. usefulness, clearly.

Went to the Revival around 5:50 or so... it was an asian Christian gathering, I guess.. although there were non-asians there, but the majority looked to be asian.. more koreans? I dunno. So we started out by singing worship songs...

Dear god... SO MUCH ENERGY. Like, audience-wise... there was just so much... it's kinda stunning... Lady will know what I mean by energy, in terms of audiences. By the 3?4 song, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE was standing, and clapping and singing, myself included. 200-300 people. Standing, all singing, clapping to the songs or waving their hands up in the air. And there was a crowd of 10 or 20 people up at the front, bouncing. That was a bit strange, but I guess you do that at other concerts, so it was ok here too?

But yeah, it was.. wow. And there was a feeling of pure joy there too. That, along with the energy, overwhelmed me a bit... (as in, my eyes watered, and I considered going back to church. But no. I'll still worship my own ways, thank you.)

Mmmm, yeah. Then the pastor went up, spoke... mmm, I only heard about 10 so minutes before I went to go see Waiting for Godot. He was a good speaker though...

Waiting for Godot.. was... sad. In terms of audience... So sad. There was probably no more than 30 people there... the lights... were two sets of four. With a total of four total cues. Sound was nonexistent, mics did not appear to be used.. it sounded like normal speaking voices. Perhaps these actors know how to project. Total of five characters. Three set pieces.

On the bright side, I was invited to the cast party, since I worked on the set, but the Revival called me back, and mentions of alcohol at the party made it uninteresting. Plus, it was an offer made only as an offer...

Went back, found them in prayer... that was.. meh. Someone was praying for god to do this and that and all such in a sobbing-ish manner. That annoyed me deeply... But mass prayer was interesting.. you'd hear what sounded like a conversation, but it wasn't like that.. it was like a droning...

Then, we went back to singing worship songs. With even more energy. Wow, again. I guess, it might have been the base... they had the base turned up to the point where you could hear it vibrate in your chest, and 'cause my pants were rather loose, they managed to vibrate my pants too. Not enough to do anything, mind you (pervert, you, you, and you.), but everything shook. With much waving and bouncing and clapping, we sang. Mmm, so nice to just sing.

Current Mood: revitalized

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shanrina From: shanrina Date: October 17th, 2004 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Post the real stuff.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: October 17th, 2004 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
From: starkravingsane Date: October 17th, 2004 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Post or no more catnip for you.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: October 17th, 2004 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

(but I never get catnip anyways... =T.T= )
marbenais From: marbenais Date: October 17th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's, umm, what a revivial IS . . . didn't you pay attention in history?

Nevermind, I know the answer to that.

And, shessh, you passed up a cast party?!
ibneko From: ibneko Date: October 17th, 2004 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah~ I probably should have gone, as my first cast party here, but meh... parties were never my thing. Remember how I didn't go to half+ the cast parties for Black Maskers?
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 19th, 2004 05:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Waiting for Godot

actually there were over 80 people at saturday's performance(not 30). and putting up a show in a community full of apathetic college students with NO outside funding or support of any kind is not easy. let alone having an audience of 300 people for a depressing existentialist play...
please be mindful of the dedicated work you are critiquing.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: October 19th, 2004 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Waiting for Godot

Ah. Mmm, sorry, I can't count. ^^;; That's why I never did the audience headcounts back in Black Maskers....
::bows apologetically:: I'm really sorry, didn't mean to be so harsh. You would have gotten a better view had I not come from Revival, which was so full of people and so utterly full of energy. The outside funding/support however, shouldn't have that much to do about it? I might be completely wrong about this.. I was never on the board of directors in the Black Maskers (my high school drama club) nor a chief/high-up position in WST (www.wst.org)... but honestly, I believe most of their (Black Maskers and WST) funding come from what they make and fundraise... they didn't have any outside funding or support either... (our high school did not provide club funds. We had to generate our own. And WST... probably had local business sponsors, but a good amount of the revenue probably came from the $20 mandatory "donation", as well as inside fundraisers, such as date auctions. Come to think of it, Black Maskers had local business sponsors as well, but that was just to get the programs printed, I think.) they're just bigger. And thus could do more. (Get more audience members through personal connections. Advertise and make their presence larger, etc.) The students at my high school were apathetic as well, our audience was composed of friends, teachers, and parents.
Again, I'm sorry... However, do tell, who are you?
tinkleneko From: tinkleneko Date: October 19th, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dang. That article thing is so long! I did read the scary part though. Yes, it was scary... I probably will wonder over it ... and so on. *yawns* So tired...
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