So I have come home from the latest live Welcome to Night Vale show, taken some Tylenol, given it time to kick in before I stuck my hands in hot water because it's my night to do the dishes, and done the dishes, which means it's time to briefly write up the show so I can go to sleep.
As the above may have suggested, I had a terrible headache through a good deal of the show. Note to self: you are 5' 3", literal front row seats before a raised stage are not a good idea. Between the neck strain, and some confluence of the speakers and the bass output of the opening musical act that had me feeling like a glass of water in a Jurassic Park movie, well, not so good.
Also, have an extremely vague description of part of the show, so vague that I doubt anyone who hasn't seen it will know what I mean: the main plot of the show relied on a live-audience thing that I dislike because I am a reflexively-contrary killjoy, so it was hard for me to get involved in that.
But the guests were delightful and clearly having a ton of fun. If the guest list counts as a spoiler to you, avert your eyes now: Carlos, the patch of sentient haze who does ads, Intern Joseph Fink, Tamika Flynn, a Secret Police spokesperson (played by Jeffrey Cranor), and Kevin. No-one I don't care about and three of my favorites (Kevin, Tamika, and Carlos, possibly in that order). So those parts were excellent and highly enjoyable.
Finally, a fanwork rec:
Open & Notorious (45 words) by fleurrochard, Torra, Rhea, cantarina, bessyboo, Verbyna, anotherslashfan, jedusaur, knight_tracer, argentumlupine, regonym
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale intro segments
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Joseph Fink
Additional Tags: exciting news, existential quandaries, your linen closet, socket wrenches, Podfic & Podficced Works, Podfic, Podfic Length: 10-20 Minutes, Multiple Voices
Summary: We are all, in our own way, Joseph Fink.
This multi-voice podfic takes Joseph Fink's (and "Joseph Fink"'s) intros and runs with them; it is amazing and if you like Night Vale you will like it—even if you don't like the intros, because it makes them entirely Night Vale-ian instead of only occasionally so. The scripting and editing is impeccable, I laughed out loud at least twice, and basically it's just super-cool.