Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Anthony Bourdain Evening

Last night Mom and I went to listen to Anthony Bourdain (he of Kitchen Confidential fame) speak at the Corona Theatre.

The cost of the ticket included a copy of his new book, No Reservations and after the lecture was finished we were able to get our books signed by him!

The talk itself was pretty light, fun and of course filled with all his regular curse-filled vocabulary. He's coarse, vulgar and at times offensive but I really don't care too much because above all, he's honest. He writes the way he talks and makes it interesting and fun to read or listen. I enjoyed the evening and I think Mom did too.

Mom was amazed by the number of people lined up outside when we arrived (she's obviously never been to a rock concert where the people line up all day so that by the time you arrive, the queue is about 2 kilometres long). As the tickets were general admission (no assigned seating), we got there early with the hopes of getting decent seats. It's a good thing we did! We ended up in the third row, almost smack in the middle. Once the talk was over, we lined up to get our books autographed and were out within 15 minutes. All in all, a fun way to spend a few hours on a rainy October evening.


Why said...

Sounds like a great evening!

bill&gigi said...

I am always a little disappointed when people who are so gifted at writing and speaking in public swear so much. Surely, the English language is not so poor that you have to use a swear word in every sentence. Maybe I am just old fashioned!!! But Anthony Bourdain is very funny and very honest, I'll admit. I wonder if he'll change his vocabulary when his little girl is old enough to understand? It was a great evening!