The show went pretty well despite a few flubs. In the show we have a single red rose that is used throughout as a connecting image. We see it three distinct times, but it’s very visible throughout. Well- the bloom of the rose fell off twice in the show. Ha ha! We did our best to just go along and play it off, but it was funny. That’s what happens, though. Things are out of our control a lot of the time, but whoever is on stage end up with that “egg on the face” look whether or not it’s their fault.
Regardless, the show was a success and the producers were super happy and very nice about everything. Since we were so close to the city most of us headed in to hang out with friends. I met up with Rachel Perin and Elizabeth Worley, two friends who went to NKU. After catching the end of a church service we all headed to dinner at Jimmy’s BBQ and then saw Tina Diaz, another great friend from NKU. Tina and I got dessert at Max Brenner’s and then I headed back to the hotel for the night.
Our next show wasn’t for a few days so instead of biding our time we headed to Pittsburgh, PA, where we didn’t have a show at all! Instead we hung out and explored a really fun city! Our hotel was near the airport and right next door to a Bob Evans, where I ended up eating 4 times in the two days we were in Pittsburgh. Oops. Anyhow- the night we arrived at our LaQuinta Inn we ate at Bob Evans and hung out in the hotel, playing games and telling all sorts of stories about our lives, our families… enough said. It was a fun night.
The next day was a BLAST! We got up early and took our hotel shuttle to the airport where we were able to grab a bus into downtown Pittsburgh. It was rainy out, but we had a plan. We walked on a pedestrian bridge over the Allegheny River, one of the three rivers that surround the city, to reach the Andy Warhol museum. Warhol was a prolific artist and completely changed pop culture and pop art through print, film, photography, and his own lifestyle. The museum was a fun, multi-sensory experience. One of our favorite exhibits was of Warhol’s “Silver Clouds.” These are basically silver helium-filled balloons. They are just filled enough to float around gently and stay in the room of the exhibit. We had fun playing in there, laying on the floor and pretending to be tripped out beatniks of Warhol’s time! Ha!
Following our trip back in time we walked to Primanti Brothers for lunch. This is a famous restaurant of the city. It’s a sandwich shop that piles on great meats and has slaw and fries on the sandwich as well. It was AWESOME! For a foodie like me, I was in heaven splitting two sandwiches with Tavis, the male swing on tour. After dinner we walked around the city before taking a ride to finish our night up one of the inclines in the city. Pittsburgh uses a few inclines as a main means of transportation for people living on the hills around town. They have been in place for a long time and provide a really cheap, unique way to see gorgeous views of Pittsburgh.
We had such a fun time and finished the night off finding the bus back to the airport. From there, our hotel shuttle was not coming, but the hotel across the street sent a shuttle. Being the great actors that we are, we hopped on and pretended we were staying at the Double Tree! Ha ha! Kevin was even texting Katie Mitchell (who was sitting in the passenger seat) throughout the ride to flirt with the driver so he wouldn’t report us. Ha! We had dessert at Bob Evans that night before heading out the next morning (after a Bob Evans breakfast, of course) to head to Lima, OH! Keep safe on the roads, everyone! You never know when you may be passing by my bus!