It was pretty cold tonight, as I ventured down to the Sydney Opera House to see Wil Anderson perform live. Damo and I had seen him perform a few years earlier at Belvoir Street Theatre, and we both thought he was very funny. And so when Damo suggested we go again tonight, I said yes almost instantly. As I recall that night at Belvoir Street, he wore a kilt, which was probably quite fashionable at the time.
Well, not fashionable really, more fashion victim, as kilts were being worn to dance parties and such. He’s still a bit of a fashion victim. In fact, before he came on stage I whispered to Damien, “I’ll bet he wears thongs…”
And of course, he did. As I’ve stated here previously, I like thongs and I think they have their place (the beach or a quick visit to the shops). But it’s certainly not in the middle of winter, it’s not indoors, and it’s especially not at the Sydney Opera House!
Despite the thongs, his act was really funny and there were many moments when we both laughed out quite loud. We were sitting next to a father and his teenage son, Triple M listeners I’m guessing since they both discussed him being “on air” until 6pm. As a result, there was a fair amount of teenage boy humour with comments about “fingering” and such, and a constant reference to a teenage boy in the audience called Tyson.
But it was far more political than I remembered last time, with references to global warming, religion and such. He didn’t need to be partisan though, as we all had a fair idea of where he was coming from.
Overall though, it was a good show. He’s very funny, he’s very smart, his comedy has “heart”, and he’s as cute as a button, despite the thongs!
Earlier in the night, Damo and I had a meal at One Alfred Street, which is near Starbucks at Circular Quay. We shared a bottle of wine, some pate and a pizza, all of which were VERY enjoyable.
A good night, despite the cold wind at Circular Quay.