| The Chelsea (NYC) movie theater last night before Beck '08 began... Thanks to Kristopher for sending this in. |
The packed movie house in Chelsea, the audience member has been circled in red...
Meanwhile the crowd in Peoria, IL seemed to enjoy itself... Thanks to Seth for sending this in.
.... and here's a picture of the line at one of the theaters in Oklahoma City...
Glenn: There was no nobody that had purchased a ticket in this theater. It was just going to show to an empty theater and we thought how appropriate and we were talking, we wanted to get somebody to go on the air and would actually go and buy a ticket in the Chelsea movie theater so we could say we sold one ticket there, at least one. Well, right before I yesterday we were looking at some of the cities and we checked Chelsea to see and we saw that two tickets had sold and we're thrilled. We're, like, two tickets. We're thinking some cool listener bought two tickets to the show. No. Right before I go on stage Jeff, who is the steady cam operator, that's the camera that gets really close to me and find of follows me around the stage, Jeff came with me from New York, I really like him and he's a great guy and everything else and he is very, very good at what he does so, we had him be the steady cam operator and right before we start, they said, one minute, Mr. Beck, and I said, Jeff, do you have anybody watching the show, you know, for your work, kind of kidding him, and he said, yes. Actually my sister and her boyfriend and I said, really, where are they watching? He said, they bought two tickets to the Chelsea show. They weren't even going they didn't even buy the ticket to see me. They bought it to see the work of the steady cam operator. It's amazing. But we had a great time last night. The governor of Texas was there, Rick Perry. He is as I introduced him, I said, he's either the dumbest politician in America or the bravest politician in America, especially being from Texas, knowing that we're going to talk about the border and this is just a rip these politicians limb from limb two hour spectacle. When he was introduced last night, at first he got applause and then it started to turn ugly and honestly, it was like it was like being, you know, a member of the Boston Red Sox at a Yankees game.
Pat: Was it that bad? Was it that obvious?
Glenn: Wouldn't you say that, Joe, that it got that way? First there was applause and then it started to go ugly. Yeah. And people started to boo and everything else because he's not strong on the border and so, anyway, we moved on, but I felt bad for him. I actually felt bad for his wife. I mean, if you're the politician, I'm not going to feel bad for you. That's what you get when you're a politician. I felt bad for his wife because, you know
Pat: She didn't do it.
Glenn: She didn't do it. And
Pat: Governor Good Hair, but Texas feels betrayed.
Glenn: Governor who?
Pat: Governor Good Hair. You know, his hair is I mean, he spends more in hairspray than he spends on the border, protecting us from the drug dealers.
Glenn: Is that what you call Mitt Romney?
Pat: No. I call Mitt Romney "Mitt Romney."
Glenn: Governor Good Hair, I met him and talked to him for awhile backstage. He does have good hair. Mitt Romney has great hair. So, would he be President Great Hair?
Pat: If you had to see them both side by side, who would you say has the best hair?
Glenn: Romney is a good looking man. I don't mean to go all homosexual on you, but he's a good looking man. If it were just me and him on the earth
Pat: You would be okay? You might just look at him for awhile and go, I don't know. He is pretty good looking. No, no, come on. Let's go find some beers. Well, we would both be Mormon. So, we would be, like, let's go feed ourselves to a polar bear. Of let's just end it now, but, anyway, no, he's a good looking man
Pat: Better looking than Perry?
Glenn: You have a thing for Perry?
Pat: Well, if you were a serious dislike for him.
Glenn: By the way, have I introduced Pat? This is my best friend who is filling in for Stu who is such a wiener and couldn't actually pull himself out of bed this morning. I had to watch some stupid stage show all night. So, he's sleeping in today.
But, anyway, you were saying about your thing for
Pat: So, Texans
Glenn: governor Perry.
Pat: Texans feel betrayed. He made a strong promise to us during the campaign when he ran for election, by gosh, I'm going to go down to the border and string them up and bring them back across the Rio Grande myself. He never did it.
Glenn: I've never been so close to losing I have never been to close to losing control of an audience as I was last night.
Pat: Over Rick Perry?
Glenn: I think most of it was.
Glenn: Most of it was? Joe, wouldn't you say? You were sitting in the audience.
Joe: Yeah. Of all the shows I've been to.
Glenn: This was a hard show to do.
Pat: As you spoke about illegal immigration, they were getting on Perry and
Glenn: I don't know if you could see this in the movie theaters, but there were two balconies. You could hear it, Dan?
Dan: I didn't know what it was, but I definitely heard people interrupting you at certain points.
Glenn: This is a very large theater. Could you get a sense of that, Dan?
Dan: A sense of what, that the theater was large?
Glenn: Could you see the balconies?
Dan: Yeah, yeah, oh. Yeah, it was great camera shots.
Glenn: So, there are two balconies and it was full and the balconies, the people who were down on the floor with Perry were not doing it. The balconies, holy cow! I thought they were going to start dropping water balloons on him at some point. It was very hard to hold it together, but I spoke to him before the show and then he stayed the whole time and then he came backstage afterwards, as well. I mean
Pat: So, did he tell you is he, like, a fan of the show?
Glenn: Yeah, yeah. He and his wife are a fan of the show
Pat: Would you please speak directly to him?
Glenn: I will
Pat: Rick Perry, close the border.
Glenn: Well, he
Pat: Come on.
Glenn: He talked to me about it and I don't want to share anything that he said because I don't know his I don't want to share anything that he said to me in confidence. He didn't say anything that was in confidence, but I don't want to you know, because I would like to have him go on record. You know what I mean.
Glenn: But we did talk about the Medellin case.
Pat: And this I will say about that. He's been great on that. He's been great on Medellin.