Some of you might know that I spent one night in London between Monday and Tuesday this week, to attend the Live Show that the amazing people of Welcome to Night Vale did there. It was the first time I was in London and I didn’t get to see a lot of the city unfortunately, since I was staying for such a short time, so I might just have to go back some day and explore a little more. But back to this trip.
It started of pretty good, I feel like I’m slowly getting used to airports although it’s still far too many people rushing about for my tastes. But I didn’t have that long to wait for my flight so it wasn’t really bad.
As soon as I got out of the airport however, I started the theme that followed most of my trip; getting lost… It took me a while to figure out how to get where I needed to go, but one shuttle bus, two trains and a bit of walking later I managed to find the hotel I was staying in. In the end I only stayed there to drop off my bag and take a shower before heading out again, intending to search out the way to Union Chapel. Would anyone get even the slightest surprise if I told you that I got lost… again? I ended up walking for about two hours before I managed to find my way and I got there at about 4.30 I think (didn’t really check the time right then but I think it was around that time). The doors opened at 7 but there was already a bit of a queue lined up and it grew fairly quickly after I took my place in it.
On that point, can I just say that I f*cking adore the Night Vale fandom? The queue was filled to the brim with familiar characters and it was absolutely fantastic! There were everything really, even a couple of Strex employees! It was amazing to watch. Somewhere along the line I ended up in a small group of really cool people that I ended up enjoying the evening with and I really had a great time.
Now the show itself, well… It was absolutely magical as expected! Cecil Baldwin is the god of live-shows, I already knew that from ‘The Librarian’ last year, but it just keeps on amazing me. The way that he can draw reactions out of his audience, whether it be laughter or feeling sorry for someone, simply by giving off a look or a facial expression. And I will never cease to be amazed by the fact that he is actually able to keep a straight face through some of the things that have the audience howling with laughter. It is simply amazing.
And if Cecil is the god, then Meg Bashwiner is the undisputed goddess! Her ‘Deb-voice’ cracks me up every time, and she is one of the funniest people to listen to I know of. I wouldn’t mind my inner monologue being constantly in her voice, just saying.
And Jason Webley? Can I just say that I love this man and his music? Hearing his songs live is something that will not quickly be forgotten. Pyramid especially gave me goosebumps, since I have loved that song since the first time I heard it. And I love the signed copy of the Margaret album that I got to bits and pieces ♥ The man is also something of a clown on stage, making watching him a really enjoyable experience. As a side-note; someone, for the love of everything wonderful, buy the man a giraffe!
I am not gonna say anything specific about the actual show, because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but I am just gonna say that every guest was fantastic and it was definitely worth the trip!
Oh right, have some blurry mobile photos because my camera decided not to be cooperative in the slightest…
Cecil and Meg
Finishing off this trip I managed to give myself a rather horrific cold… Apparently my body decided that sitting on the pavement for a few hours was not something that would keep it healthy and I woke up Tuesday morning with a very sore throat and the mother of all headaches >.> I think it’s overreacting to be honest… On the bright side I didn’t get lost finding my way to the airport and I was able to get home safe and sound.
There is not much more to say about this trip, but I want to shout out a big thank you to everyone who made this trip an amazing one: The Welcome to Night Vale people and all the people I met during the Monday. You all made this a great memory to keep!