During 2022, I managed to get out three different times, taking in my first post-pandemic concert and play and my second comedy show.
In June, I attended my first concert since 2019. Garbage was opening for Tears for Fears at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and I made a last-minute decision to attend. I hadn’t been to this particular venue since 2017, despite it being the closest to my house. After a nice set from Garbage, I stuck around for the first part of Tears for Fears’ set. The songs I knew from them were evenly split between the beginning of the show and the end, so I stayed for the first five songs they performed, hearing Everybody Wants to Rule the World and Sowing the Seeds of Love before leaving. Without the crowds, I was able to get from my seat to my house in about a half hour.
For my birthday, I received tickets to the stage version of Clue. In November, the night before Thanksgiving, Angelina, Danny, and I headed into the city for what was my first trip to the theater since 2018’s trip to Broadway. The production of Clue is based on the movie, which is one of my favorites. A good time was had by all.
To wrap up the year, I headed to the Chicago Theatre to see John Oliver on New Year’s Eve. It was the perfect New Year’s Eve for someone my age, with the show starting around 7:30, wrapping up by 9:00, and allowing me to drive home and be in the house by 10:00.