March 22, 2010

Talent Show Pics!

It shouldn't be too surprising that the 'hipster' recap of the Talent Show comes about a week after the 'gay' one. If you haven't read Supergay's piece, you should do that before reading this. He sums the night up pretty well (he's the one, after all that boils down the whole crowd into two equal parts: gays and hipsters). Pretty spot-on. He also had a pretty good vantage point for the night: he took home the gold from the talent show, he brought 'out' the most supporters (although most of them were likely 'out' already), and he took the cake in the pre-party hype.

We had a blast at one of Detroit's rarest and finest dives and succeeded in raising over $1,000 for Astro Coffee! Get ready for a flat white...

Alright, so on to the pics!

Here's the bar in back where people could smoke and mix with the vets...

Here's a portrait of the general himself, for whom we owe much thanks and respect...

This is what the scene was like in the 'hall' before the show got underway...

Act I: Phil Cooley does Phil Collins - "In the Air Tonight". Yes, Jeff Anderson is helping me with the backup vocals by pointing a blowdart gun at Phil Cooley's head...

Detail of Phil 'keeping it real' on the keyboards...

Act II was a gentleman named Robert who is a singer. He is legit. I don't have a pic of his performance, but check out the first pic on Supergay's post...

Act III - Dave Mancini chugs a pitcher of beer and slightly vomits. I don't think we need to see that.

Act IV- Supergay "rings those bells". A very well-done combination of storytelling & singing...

Detail of the gold medalist (note Patti showing her support)...

Let there be light! You know Astro Coffee will be good when the future owner runs home during the event to grab christmas lights & spots so we don't have to sit in a pool of crappy fluorescent light...

Robert Nelson was hilarious. If you don't know his weekly advice column on D'Mongo's website- you should check it out. Act IV, Robert the comedian (bronze medalist)...

Act V- Miriam & Rob Smith. They sang two beautiful, sad songs that flowed as naturally as Rob's glistening afro (I was told that anyway, I missed it for an ill-timed bathroom run). A great last-minute entry to the show...

Act VI- Ms Cindy Elmwood gets on the CASIO. She did a great version version of the Magnetic Fields. She was terrific. But this happened to be the point where things really fell off the tracks. Look at Jeff Anderson looking at you. It's kinda fun.
Oops! he started laying down...

In the end there was a terrific band called Pink Lightening that played a great mini-set. All the guys in the band help make that super-fine pizza at Supino's.

We had a bunch of fun. If you're wondering about the silver medal, it was taken by Roland Legitt who did't even enter the show. His rendition of Tina Turner's 'Proud Mary' during the karaoke warm-up was legit. It's a pretty nice accomplishment to take home a silver medal when you don't even enter the show...

Thanks to Supino's Pizza for the terrific prizes ($15, $25, $50 gift certificates!) and Slows Bar-B-Q for the donated food. The mac & cheese was such a hit that two girls actually argued about taking home the leftovers. I was in the middle of cleaning up when I saw the beef start to happen and when I returned from taking a table back up from downstairs it appeared that they'd given up and decided there would be no leftovers. Six or eight people were hovering and devouring all remnants on the spot. I set down the table and grabbed a fork.

Here's to two "first annual" events that look like they'll be back for more next year (Le Nain Rouge was a hit)! And thanks to Jon Dones for these great pics!

1 comments:

Miss Cindy Elmwood on March 26, 2010 at 1:45 AM said...

I didn't even notice Jeff Anderson's antics at the time, fun stuff. On with the show!

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