We had our shows last night, and I think all-around they were the best yet. Some of us went to the Star Bar after the show and met a woman who lived in Chicago for a while and used to watch Second City sets back in the early 80’s. Her cousin studied with the late improv guru Del Close and then moved to New York and started Chicago City Limits. It was nice to talk to someone who had some knowledge about improv history and Second City.
Then we went to the disco-ish type lounge, Spinnaker, and found out that we had just missed a near brawl. Kids under 18 aren’t supposed to be in there after 11pm, but apparently there was a loarge teen contingent on the dance floor well after that time. So a group of adults who didn’t want to share the room with teenagers wanted them out, and the teens’ parents wanted them to be able to stay. Drinks were spilled. Security alerted. Spinnaker nearly emptied.
This week again we’ve been rerouted and are pulling into San Juan, Puerto Rico right now. I’m not sure if I’ll do anything here today; we walked around Old San Juan last time and then went to the mall…I may sneak in a quick trip to Borders if I have time. Then tomorrow we’ll be in St. Thomas all day. I really haven’t doe much in St. Thomas when we’ve been there, but I may tomorrow. Rich and I went on our honeymoon there, but we only spent one day in the downtown area.
Our rerouting means we’re skipping Barbados, which has become our favorite place to go. That’s where the Boatyard is, where Rich went jetskiing last week. The biggest bummer is that I have about $7 in Boatyard drink tokens left over, so if any of you are planning a trip to Barbados, let me know and maybe we can work out a deal.