Friday, September 01, 2006


We went to see Spamalot with some friends tonight in Toronto. It's a good thing I didn't have surgery today, because I wouldn't have been able to go and we'd already decided to get the tickets :)

The trip to Toronto was slightly adventurous. We'd decided to take the subway into downtown because we don't like driving in the downtown core. It took us a little while to find the subway station because we weren't sure exactly where it was. Once we found it, there was a really long lineup at the cash booth. Everyone was buying Metropasses because it is the first of the month. We needed to get some subway tokens and so we stood in line for 20 minutes. The guy in front of us was really impatient and yelled something at the fellow in the booth and walked away. It was pretty funny - he had exact change and so didn't even have to wait in line. But he waited anyways - so whose fault is it that he was so delayed? :)

So instead of staying quiet, the fellow in the booth started yelling at this guy who was walking away. He was saying things like "if you have something to say to me, then stay here and say it!" and "don't you walk away, you chicken!" and "come back here and see what it's like in here!" Only in Toronto. And maybe New York :)

Then on the subway we saw a guy roll a joint, pop some pills, and prepare a needle, all in plain view of everyone on the subway car. I don't think I've ever seen such a blatant display in public. I think I'm glad I don't live in Toronto.

The show was pretty good. The costumes were very sparkly, which I liked. The songs were ok - it was a very self-referential musical, which can be quite funny. Overall, we enjoyed it. The drive home was uneventful, thank goodness :)

The pain is well under control now (not that I was going to let a little pain stop me from going tonight).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When Kevin was working in Northern Alberta last month, he saw people smoking crack out on the street near his hotel. This was in Grande Prairie!

So trust me, drugs are really everywhere. Sucks.