Evening in Ft. Worth

John, Bethany and I spent the evening in my hometown of Fort Worth.

We had tickets to see "Tuna Does Vegas" at Bass Hall--an absolutely beautiful performance center designed by David Schwarz. Every detail of the hall is completely lovely. One of the fun things about going to Fort Worth is that people still wear Cowboy hats. It was fun to look out over the audience and see the hats dotted across the seating area.

The "Tuna" performances are two-man shows written and performed by Joe Sears and Jaston Williams. They feature the residents of the fictional Tuna, Texas. If you grew up in a small town in Texas... or New Mexico... or Oklahoma... or... well really any of the Southern states, you know these people. They are your neighbors and relatives.

At tonight's performance, it was clear that the audience was familiar with the series because as each character made their entrance they were greeted with loud applause as if we were seeing the return of old friends.

Petey Fisk (of the humane society) and DeeDee Snavely (who owns the used gun shop) are particular personal favorites.

During intermission, John came back for me and motioned for me to join him. He led me out onto a hidden balcony where we were able to look out over the city. The night air and the view was beautiful. We hung out on the balcony, John, Bethany, and I enjoying the view until it was time to go back again.

Afterwards, we grabbed dessert at a Starbucks (the only thing open) on Sundance square. It was a wonderful evening. One I hope we get to repeat soon.

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