The Sunday show was amazing - definitely the busiest we've been in quite a while. We started a little late, because I'm a flake, but ran until just about 2:00am sharp, where I had to cut off in the middle of the 4th rotation.
Heck, the first rotation was something like 26 people long. We had a number of new people, including the Jeff, Karen, and Eme trio, who will hopefully be back - they're a very good match for the place.
The very edible princesskiti22 and candiddani met for the first time, nearly resulting in a critical mass of awesomeness. Lisa got to understand why I squee...
tenshinigami, linfalgamo, and lunarrain, as well as their friend Brian, stayed for most of the evening. It sounds like we've got a good chance of seeing more of Rachel, and I'll always get behind seeing more of Rachel.
And, obviously, quite a few other people. trivialt was there for some time, for example.
There was a little friction because of the rotation length, but not too much. And we even had quite a bit of dancing. It was a very, very fun night. Even with Shawn hanging on me and whining that he wanted to sing a second song.
Afterward, I dropped by supersniffles's place, and checked her PC for new CPU cooler clearance. I also got a couple of hugs in with a semi-conscious segajenison, who was trying to sleep in the same room.
Then Cindi and I had ourselves a nice dinner at Carrow's, then home, and eventually some of that "sleep" stuff.
But not much, because I was going to be picking up cekyr0 and jeffercine, but didn't know when for most of the day. I did my best to sleep in light snatches.
As it turned out, they were coming in around 6:00pm, which worked out reasonably well. After the usual plane delays - and delays due to torrential rain - I got them home, then got to the bar at about 7:50pm. Late, but heck, it's not like I had any singers.
bluize was covering for timenchanter, who was, I believe, still in the air at the time. We had two customers, Randy from New Year's Eve, and (annoying) Bob.
Still, I tried to rush through setup, with the result that I knocked my keyboard to the ground. And broke it. This made things a little tricky, as I've found running a computer system difficult without a keyboard and mouse. (Annoying (but generous)) Bob went home and loaned me a keyboard, and Paula let me borrow the mouse from the computer in the office, so I was able to get things working.
Of course, by this point it was 9:00pm, and I still didn't really have singers. Bob sang three songs, Kris sang one, then, well, nothing. supersniffles came in around 10:00pm or so, then J showed up, so we figured we might as well stay open, and told Timmie that yes, he should bother coming in.
So we had the four of us going for a while. When J left around something like 11:30pm, I told Timmie we'd run until I'd finished up 12 rounds, then give up and go home.
But Cindi had called lucydogstringer to tell him things were different than they'd been Sunday, so those last few rounds got us to 1:00am. Then Steven had an objection to me closing down. I didn't mind too much, since it was a monetary objection.
In fact he tipped me extremely well. I should threaten to close at 1:00am more often. Those last 3 rotations made bank.
So, yeah, a pretty dead night. Still, while the bar income was a little low, it was far from terrible. And with Sunday included, it was a very good weekend.
I was closed down by 2:30am, then the four of us went and had a leisurely dinner at Denny's. Then home, and keyboard shopping. I'm a little picky, since I want something with an integrated pointing device and a smaller form factor. I eventually found what I wanted, determined it would likely be in stock at MicroCenter, and crawled into bed at 9:00am.
Which was about the time Jasmine called, to see about the help I'd offered. I put her off until after 5:00pm.
I hadn't heard from her by 5:00pm, so I went out shopping, with Timmie in tow. They didn't have what I was looking for, but did have something else that looked good - for $110. It hurt, but I bit the bullet.
We grabbed some food at Taxi's, then popped by Central Computers, so Timmie could play with the Eee. They of course had the keyboard I was originally looking for - for $50. I'm still debating. The one I've got is nicer, but I'm not sure it's $60 nicer. I'll probably try it out, just to see how well it works.
Then a stop at Guitar Center, where I got a new mic condom for the wired mic, then home. I'm still waiting on Jasmine - she called to say she'd be available a bit after 10:00pm.
So, a profitable weekend, somewhat marred by equipment loss. I was planning to buy a couple new discs, too, dammit.