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04 June 2014 @ 09:47 pm
A Night In Night Vale  
I just got back from the 2nd year anniversary show. I am now sufficiently deaf from all the screams. It was a pretty awesome show.

Below the cut are no plot spoilers but I do list all the characters who showed up.


It was quite the character wallapalooza. Along with Cecil we had Lauren Mallard, Kevin, The Faceless Old Woman, Hiram McDaniels, Carlos the Scientist, Former Intern Dana, John Peters, you know the farmer?, Intern Maureen (who was PISSED), Tamika Flynn, and last and probably least in Cecil's mind, Steeeeeve Carlsberrrrrgg.

I went to the show with a friend of mine who also is a fan of the podcast but had zero idea of how large a fan following it had. We got to the theater about 30 minutes before the show began and watched as people took their seats. Many wore Night Vale tee shirts, a smattering were in costume (I think Carlos was the character most cosplayers came as) and one woman brought a floating balloon Khoshekh which was incredibly adorable. My friend and I felt very boring and old sitting in our street clothes.

It's really true what everyone who has gone to a live show has said: Cecil Baldwin really amps it up for the live shows. Being able to see his expressions while he speaks or when reacting to things going on added TONS to my enjoyment of the performance. The same actually goes for all the other voice actors. Special shout out to Kevin R. Free because he is an absolute gem! All in all, the show was really wonderful and VERY plot-oriented with lots of action but still those great small moments of Night Vale bizarreness. Since this live show will go up as the next podcast, I won't talk about what happened. Sufficed to say, a LOT happened. Really game changing stuff. I'll do more thoughts on it on the 15th when the episode actually airs because there is so much to say.

As mentioned, my friend had no idea the kind of fandom that's around this podcast and around the Cecil/Carlos ship in general. She actually jumped in her seat when a woman sitting behind her screamed when Dylan Marron walked on stage. Later as we left, she said the world's biggest understatement with "Fans seem to really like that Cecil and Carlos are dating..." Friend, you have no idea. Don't ever go on Tumblr.
 
 
 
X-parrotxparrot on June 5th, 2014 02:23 am (UTC)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHfdsafjdskfjkslfsz!!111!!

...I, uh, am a little eager for this ep.

A little tiny bit.

(it sounds like it'll actually be aired as 2 eps, since it's so long...)

Isn't Cecil Baldwin a scream IRL? he's so flaily and expressive! and ahhhh I would love to see Kevin R. Free live...

...the only thing I really wanted spoilers about is that nothing permanently damages Cecil/Carlos, but it sounds like not (and also they probably wouldn't want to do that at a live show for fear of getting the stage overrun by hysterical fangirls... XD) SO dying to know where the plot is going but that I will wait for, want unspoiled!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 5th, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Isn't Cecil Baldwin a scream IRL? he's so flaily and expressive!

He is SO expressive! It was amazing. Steve Carlsberg gives Cecil a hug and Cecil Baldwin's face....it was...there are no words.

ahhhh I would love to see Kevin R. Free live...

At one point Kevin R. Free demonstrates Kevin's smile. That alone was worth the price of the ticket.

...the only thing I really wanted spoilers about is that nothing permanently damages Cecil/Carlos, but it sounds like not (and also they probably wouldn't want to do that at a live show for fear of getting the stage overrun by hysterical fangirls... XD) SO dying to know where the plot is going but that I will wait for, want unspoiled!

Well, if you have questions or want spoilers for just their bit, email me!

Edited at 2014-06-05 02:30 am (UTC)
X-parrotxparrot on June 5th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
STEVE CARLSBERG GIVES HIM A HUG OMG AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH! And Kevin's smile...ow wowow. I really wish they would professionally video at least one of these performances for release...

*emails so fast her fingers burn*

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 5th, 2014 02:38 am (UTC)
STEVE CARLSBERG GIVES HIM A HUG OMG AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!

I really hope people took photos of that. I'd totally venture back into the Night Vale tag on Tumblr to try and find those.

I really wish they would professionally video at least one of these performances for release...

They really should! I feel like a lot can get lost in this episode if you can't see the expressions on the actors faces.
X-parrotxparrot on June 5th, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
I'm avoiding the tag now to dodge spoilers, but if you do venture on and find any pics from it, please link 'em? :D

The eps are different live - a different experience, and I think maybe one of the reasons they're not releasing video is to preserve that difference, to make the live shows more special - but ahhh want to see as well as hear!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 5th, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
I'm avoiding the tag now to dodge spoilers, but if you do venture on and find any pics from it, please link 'em? :D

Will do. :D

Steve started out doing a more holding hands up in a "we are the champions!" gesture while Cecil was all, "Nooooo...." that then progressed into a hug to which Cecil was all, "Why is this happening??!!"
X-parrotxparrot on June 5th, 2014 02:49 am (UTC)
Heeeee Steve loving Cecil as much as Cecil hates him is just the best. THE BEST!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 5th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
I love Steve Carlsberg. And I love how much Cecil hates him for reasons I hope the show never tells us because I like imaging that it's just because Cecil's insane when it comes to Steve.