Monday, June 17, 2013

A Night of Russell Brand

Scott got an email on Monday night, informing him that he'd won two free tickets to Wednesday's Russell Brand comedy show at the Chicago Theatre.  In six years in Chicago, I had never been to the Chicago Theatre so I was pumped to check out the venue.  Plus, who doesn't love free comedy?

Wednesday night brought some rain, which made the theatre sign stand out even more.  It's such a fun and iconic sign:

Scott and I met at the theatre, and took a few pictures.

can you spot me? :)
The show itself was hilarious and uhhhh.... hyper sexual.

Photography of any kind was not allowed during the show, which I adhered to since they had venue people roaming around forcing you to delete any pictures or film you'd taken.  Toward the end of the 90 minute show, Russell announced that he'd be in the lobby of the venue to take pictures and sign autographs since the venue didn't allow people to take pictures during the show.  I told Scott I had to run to the bathroom to beat the rush (blame the two Bud Light's I'd just finished) so we left with sixty or ninety seconds left in the show.

I'm telling you all of this because we ended up in exactly the right spot at the right time, to be right at the very beginning of the line to meet Russell!  It was awesome.

He came out and walked past everyone lined up, taking pictures and signing autographs.  Scott and I stupidly only gave him hugs and didn't take pictures with him (he had a table set up, and we were told we'd be able to pass the table for pics/autographs on our way out, but that was incorrect information).

Anyway, it was fun to "meet" him.  He told Scott "well don't you look cool" (Scott was wearing a khaki rain jacket/trench).  He told me "well 'ello there" in his British accent.

A fun way to spend a random Wednesday night!  Thanks for winning the tickets, Scottie!

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