Saturday, September 26, 2009
I'm Seeing Eddie Izzard Live!
"Thank you pop-up ads, for making my life worthwhile!"
So quoth my younger son, because, for the first time in our lives, a pop-up ad has made a positive difference. Herr Doktor was checking out Raider news when a pop-up ad announced that Eddie Izzard would be appearing in Oakland in January 2010 as part of his "Big Intimacy: Stripped" tour.
"See if they still have tickets!" I screamed and sure enough, they did, we bought them, and suddenly Christmas is no longer the big upcoming event, Eddie is our present! We're all big fans in this household and my kids can do whole routines in charming British accents. Besides, seeing Weird Al was so fun (at the California State Fair in 2007), how could we resist the chance to see an icon in the flesh? And frankly, I thought Eddie was retired from stand-up--maybe he needs the money, but his loss, our gain.
I also love the title of his tour. A friend told me that David Tennant appeared at a manga conference and assured a large room of adoring fans, "I love each and every one of you in a very special way" or some such impossible promise, so Eddie clearly sees the absurdity of "big intimacy."
Plus, he looks great in eyeliner! I'm definitely taking along the binoculars.
Thank you, pop-up ads, indeed!