I’m going to see her tonight!
I only recently heard about Marian Call through Twitter, and again through her performances at W00tstock. I joined her Facebook fan page not too long ago, listened to her music for free through her website and bought her CD Got to Fly via iTunes. Have I mentioned how much I love the internet and social networking?
Anyway, Marian Call sings folksy, acoustic-type music with a heavy emphasis on geek culture and humor. She’s known for her fan music about Firefly and Battlestar Galactica.
She’s a biiiiiig geek, and I ❤ that.
The cool/scary thing about the performance tonight is that it’s going to be at Dunn Bros. in Roseville. I love small shows like this. People are being encouraged to bring their own chairs, and with such a large geek/nerd contingent in the Twin Cities (W00tstock Minneapolis sold out like *that* – imagine me snapping my fingers there), I have no doubt that there will be a lot of people standing. Which is good, and I’ll have a chance to get (really) up close and personal with my fellow geeks.
I should definitely do a deoderant re-apply before I get there.
Anyway, my bit o’ geek for the day is that I’m taking off early to go hang out at Dunn Bros. so I can try to get a decent seat. Also, this is an excuse to leave work early and continue re-reading The Demon-Haunted World in remembrance of Carl Sagan’s birthday. Carl Sagan died in 1996, but today he would have been 76.
Update with PHOTOS!
Marian Call was awesome. I actually did arrive about four hours early for the show, but a couple of my other friends also showed up around then. I didn’t get much reading done in Demon-Haunted World, but we all hung out, played on our computers and had a grand old time. One of my friends actually crocheted me a Jayne Hat in a little less than two hours in honor of the show and Marian’s Firefly fan songs.
Marian was friendly and chatty, the crowd was waaaay smaller than I expected (I’m bad at estimating, but…maybe 50 people?) and very well-behaved, and the sound was good. This was probably the smallest, most intimate concert I’ve attended. At the mid-show break and after the show Marian hung out and spoke with the audience and took pics with people. Everything was very laid back and enjoyable.