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This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

A Night with the Dead

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Walking Dead, that is!  J. won free tix to The Walking Dead Live last night, which is one of three live appearances by the cast of the hit TV series "The Walking Dead" on A&E.  (I don't know why I had to mention that...anybody above ground has at least heard of this show or they are completely addicted like we are.)  I can't believe that Kansas City got one of these. 

(And, ladies, if you're like a number of people that I work with that are madly in love with Daryl on the show, start scrolling.  Because he's in the second picture below!)

Step 1.  Mount up in your trusty anti-zombie vehicle and head out.  Park in the next town over because parking in downtown KC is terrible.  Walk briskly because it's freezing outside.  And don't forget to stand in line for 20 minutes because they only have one door open to the Midland Theater.

Step 2.  Find out you've actually got VIP seats complete with a hostess that takes drink orders.  And your seats are on a comfy couch right by the door.  Score!

Step 3.  Settle in for an hour and a half of fun, sometimes not-so-family-oriented discussion.  Daryl has always been my favorite character on the show but I actually found myself liking Merle (Michael Rooker) better in person. He's very personable, energetic and has a great on-stage presence .  Norman Reedus (Daryl) seemed surprisingly immature young because I thought he was in his 30's (he was actually born in 1969).  (BTW, Daryl-lovers:  did you know he has a metal eye socket in his left eye due to a car accident??)

Anyway, it was interesting listening to them talk about their characters, behind-the-scenes stuff, etc. and they took questions from the audience as well.  Greg Nicotero, renowned special effects creator and director of The Walking Dead, wouldn't give any hints as to what is going to happen during the second half of Season 3, but he did say "there's some REALLY good stuff coming."  Bring it on, Greg!

Then it was time to spill out into the night and head home.  Imagine our surprise when we opened the theater doors to find this:

Fresh, wet snow plopping all around us.  It was a pretty mushy walk back to the car, but we made it home without losing any body parts to the zombie hordes. 


  1. Ha! Love that you got to experience this! Daryl is my favorite, too...but I always like his type of character (rough background, tough exterior, soft hearted)! Glad you didn't lose any body parts!

    1. Thanks BG! He is sooooo different in person, though. I almost wish I hadn't gone because now it's ruined my idea of who Daryl is. Did you watch it tonight?


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