Saturday, March 20, 2010
Just One of Those Nights
I own a real bow tie for one reason and one reason only...so that I can unfurl it at some point in the night and pretend like I'm the 6th member of the Rat Pack. Tonight however, the tie was unfurled for reasons other then fashion...tonight it was out of necessity.
From time to time I get asked to emcee different events...usually charities. Most of the events are pretty similar. People get dressed up, they eat, they drink, there's usually an auction and we end up raising a bunch of money for a good cause.
Tonight's event was different.
Don't get me wrong, we still raised a bunch of money and there was definitely copious amounts of food and alcohol, but the feel of the event was..how should I put it...unique. The crowd was less "Hey we're going to the theater" and more "I hope Stone Cold Steve Austin puts the Undertaker in a sleeper hold". To put it simply...they were a ROWDY bunch.
I kind of felt like the piano player in some old Western during a bar room shootout...I was just up there doing my thing while bullets flew and glasses broke. The good news is, no one got shot and everybody had a blast. That's usually my goal when I emcee an event, nobody dies and everyone has a good time.
Hey, any landing you can walk away from is a good one.