We saw a Night Vale live show in Portland last night (Thursday night), and it was GREAT. There were a ton of people (the show was sold out), some dressed up (I saw Carlos the Scientist a couple of times, at least four glow clouds, and a ton of Night Vale t-shirts), most not, almost all fans of the show. John’s not crazy about it – he listened to a couple of episodes and didn’t like the narrator’s voice, which I think was also Corey’s problem with it – and the couple sitting next to it were walking in blind, too. It seems like a strange show to go to cold, but whatever. It was a lot of fun to see live. I’d go again if the opportunity arose.
The show always travels with a musician (or a band), and for our show, they had Erin McKeown, who I had only heard of because she performed the weather on the most recent episode of the show. I really liked that song, and I really liked the others she played. She went on first, played 6-8 songs, then the show started, and then she played the song from that last podcast episode as the weather for the show. During the show, she played alone (electric guitar only), but the recording I’ve heard it has a full band, and it’s awesome. You know what? You can hear it for yourself.