As we have gotten older, and more comfortably entrenched in nerd culture, we have come to an even deeper appreciation of Hodgman's genius, through his books, his recently released Netflix special "Ragnarok", and his amazing podcast, Judge John Hodgman. About a year ago, I vowed that the next time he came within a reasonable driving distance, I was going to see his live show. That item got checked off the bucket list this past weekend.
The minute I learned Hodgman was coming to Pittsburgh, I bought tickets. I then spent 3 months fretting about Hubby's work schedule to insure that he could attend with me (it all worked out). By the time the big day arrived, I was so excited I could not shut up about it. I was tweeting and facebooking like a maniac.
During his set, I was consciously aware that I was experiencing pure joy. This is not an exaggeration, I literally paused and realized how happy this show was making me, and said a silent word of thanks, just for being alive to experience it.
HOLY CRAP HE KNEW WHO WE WERE. Turns out he had seen all the support we were both throwing his way on Twitter. And then, he thanked us for said support. I was so blown away and flustered that we forgot to get a photo with him. He proceeded to sign the paper he had given me, and chatted for a few minutes.
Go support live shows by both local and nationally touring artists. It is an experience unlike any other.