Sunday, January 18, 2009

dancing in my seat

Yes, I danced all night long. In my chair. To the tunes of the great James Cotton! Can you believe that we actually got someone like James Cotton to our little town? They said 800 people showed up to listen to him play his superharp. 800 people. In a small convention hall. Dancing in the aisles. Enjoying the moment.

But let me back up.

The concert didn't start until 7:30 but being the early birds we are, we arrived at 7:00 p.m. to ensure a close parking spot. Never mind that any where you need to park in Juneau is "close," we just didn't want to have to drive around looking for a place. Okay, so we arrived at 7:00 to find that the parking lot to the Centennial Hall was already completely full! And here we thought we were like 20 minutes too early! We found a parking place not far away and headed into the building. There we found ourselves amidst the silliest group of people we've ever seen in Juneau. The meeting hall was packed with people ; a good majority wearing Xtratufs! I've never seen so many Xtratufs in one place! Men with flannel shirts and Xtratufs. Young females in short skirts, wool tights, and Xtratufs. Children running around in Xtratufs. They were worn straight up, rolled down. It was evident everyone came wearing their finest clothes for this event!

Okay, so we're in the building. There's hundreds of people waiting in line. AND the "lines" are defined with duct tape taped to the carpet to help you find your way from point A to point B. Just like the ropes you'll find going through security at the airport or at the theater or banks to keep people in line, to help them move to the next counter only it's taped on the floor! And everyone was in their own line! We followed the duct tape as it weaved back and forth, back and forth, to the ticket line. It was the most hilarious thing I've seen in a long time. Only in Juneau!


Jerusalem said...

That is too funny, and totally Juneau. I remember when Paula Poundstone came to town -that was a really big deal too!!

tracy said...

I can totaly picture that!