Okay. So maybe we’re not FASHION models. But someone drew an AMAZING pic of us last weekend! And that made us feel SUPER COOL.
It was an eventful weekend at #DateMe & 1959 Kitchen & Bar.
As you know, we always call our audience members Rockstars because you ARE.
But this week we met some REAL Rockstars. From SWEDEN!
Read on to find out EVERYONE we met.
Ok. Let’s DO This!
Meet “I Hate Anime”…
I’m pretty sure that was a joke username because our audience volunteer Matt is an animation student at Columbia College. That’s him with the cast standing to the left of Sam.
Matt was one of those audience volunteers we are instantly glad we picked. He was funny and kind and some of his 6 Things included Sushi and Watercolors. ADORABLE.
We fell in love with him even more when we asked…
“What are you looking for in a romantic partner?”
And he unabashedly, without hesitation said:
We love you, Matt!
1959: Where All The Cool People Hang
Now, if you’ve been to the show you know that after our late shows the cast goes downstairs to 1959 Kitchen & Bar to have a drink and meet the audience.
Well, we were seated at our booth and we noticed Matt and his Dad sitting at the bar. And as we were sitting there we saw him glance at us… several times.
And then we got VERY EXCITED.
Was He Drawing A Picture Of Us?
Please, please, PLEASE let this be true!
We honestly couldn’t tell. It looked like he kept looking at Sam Super. Was he just drawing Sam? All of us? I was DYING to know.
I was trying to play it cool and be calm but the longer it went on the more I started to think he was just drawing a picture for one of his classes.
And then he got up and crossed over to us! YES!!!!
He handed the picture to Sam and it was …
A Drawing Of ALL OF US!
I mean, this is pretty accurate. Look at Terrence’s hair. And Sam’s hair and glasses! And Greg’s posture. That is EXACTLY how he sits!
Matt said to me:
“I couldn’t capture you accurately because you move around too much.”
Yep. That sounds about right. But I think I look pretty good. Everyone does. I LOVE this pic.
We also got a pic with Matt and his dad.
They both said goodnight and neither of them knew how INSANELY happy he had just made us.
The picture was drawn on receipt paper but you can’t tell. And I love it SO much I framed it.
It sits near my desk at home as inspiration when I’m writing.
Thank you so much, Matt!
Well, that was amazing. 1959 you have outdone yourself. But WAIT…
These Swedish Rockers Are Now Our Friends!
Yep. Last Saturday night we hung out with these guys and had the BEST time. That’s John on the right and Mike between me & Greg.
They had randomly come to our show after ducking into a dive bar during the day in Ukranian Village (to avoid the ridiculous Chicago RAIN). There, they met another couple who were coming to see #DateMe and the rest is history. They’re in the states for two weeks and have no plans. I LOVE that.
They Look Cool, Right? Well They ARE.
They’re in a band called Friktion. Here’s their card.
And here’s a pic of the entire band:
These guys were so nice and down to earth. If you’re ever in Sweden be sure to check them out.
And Now Onto YOU!!
Every week we feature our favorite moments from the previous week’s #DateMe audience.
We had submissions via:
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Who knows. YOU might be featured, you ROCKSTARS!
We ask our audience to create their own Profile Names.
This Week’s Favorites Are:
This one’s close to my heart because I AM a Harry Potter Fanatic. And I imagine if I was looking for someone to date online I might be into someone just based on this Profile Name.
Picture It: We could go to Harry Potter World.
Hold Hands on the Hogwarts Express.
Drink Butter Beer.
Cast spells on each other with our magic wands that we paid the extra $20 for like the kids do (BECAUSE WHY GET THE USELESS ONES THAT DON’T CAST SPELLS?!?)
I mean, perfect nerdy first date. I’m IN!
And There Are Endless Pick-up Lines:
“Which House are you in?”
According to Pottermore I am Ravenclaw. Are we compatible?
“Wanna see my Petronus?”
It’s a DEER! Get your mind out of the gutter.
But I digress.
SEE how wrapped up you can get with just one Profile Name?
Now This One IS In The Gutter:
But it made me laugh.
6 Things You Can’t Live Without
One of the questions OkCupid asks their users is:
We recite several of these answers from user profiles Verbatim in #DateMe.
But then we want to hear from YOU.
We asked. You Tweeted.
Here Are This Week’s Favorites:
And My Favorite:
Yep. Rihanna is all you need!
I’ll do my regular collage of pics below. But some audience Pics need to be posted with their captions…
Um, YEAH. She’s Adorable. Somebody Message Her!
Now THIS Is A Dating Profile Pic…
I Appreciate The Sign Work Here…
And This One Is TOO Cute. LOVE.
And We’ve Never Had This Before…
Are You Kidding Me With That Cuteness?!?!
That’s possibly my favorite pic ever.
#DateMe Photo Booth
As always, I’ll close out this post with some of my favorite photos from the #DateMe Photo Booth & show this week.
There were TOO many good ones to choose from! If you want a bigger view, just click the photo.
Look How Much Fun Everyone Is Having!
So get to UP Comedy Club for #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment THIS WEEKEND!
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