Monday, July 27, 2009

Lets hear it for Artie Lange!~

Well Saturday was the day that Todd and I have been waiting for since Fathers Day! Artie Lange came to St.Louis! Todd is one of his biggest fans! I had gotten his book Too Fat to Fish for Todd for Christmas, it was the perfect gift.. he loved it. It was just what he wanted! We even kept Sirius radio for forever only to listen to the Howard Stern Show so Todd could keep up. Eventually we had to let that go, but when Todd heard that Artie was coming to St.Louis .. I couldn't help it. I KNEW I had to get him tickets somehow! So, the Friday before Fathers Day I made my move. I couldn't sleep at all.. I so wanted to share them with him... finally Saturday morning I gave in and gave him his Fathers Day gift a day early. I thought he was going to cry he was so happy. hahaa

Sooo then we hear that there is going to be a book signing in St.Louis/Fenton the same day as the show. Well, since he had the book we decided it would only be fitting if we complete the experience by showing up to get the book signed! hehee.

Here is a quick rundown of our day Saturday. We got up, got all dolled up and ready... I was stressing hardcore because I didn't really have anything to wear and I didn't know the area I had to drive in and Hunter was going to be with us waiting for the book signing. And in general I was just star struck nervous ya know! hahaa. Thank God Todd was calm and helped calm me quite a bit.We get to the Barnes & Noble and there is a HUGE line.. there is NO parking and we have to park across a very busy highway to just be able to get there {this stressed Todd} hhaaa.. once we got up to the store though they had it very well planned out. They gave everyone bracelets with letters on them in 50 people increments following the alphabet. We were in the 50 of the letter L. So we went inside and waited for his arrival. They cleared the isle and he insisted that he make his entrance through the front door. There was massive cheers as he entered. I got this pic. Todd was holding Hunter up behind me.. I hope they got a good look.. haha

So after he got situated we stood and waited for our letter.. it took about 2 hours. There was a record breaking number of people there.. over 650!!! I have to say, Hunter was soooo good and patient. And we made it.. happily I might add. Here is Todd and Hunter waiting and trying to catch a glimpse of Artie, but if you've ever been in a book store, that's not easy with all those book shelves in the way! hahaa
As we get closer.. I wonder if I'll get a good pic and what will happen.. so nervous! Todd was so happy as he could see him and the wait was almost over!
We get up there and the helpers hand him the book and he is talking to his "people" about the hotel he is staying in and wonders if there is a casino there as well hahaaa.. Todd takes Hunter up with him, I was so surprised... but Artie loved it! He asked them how they were doing and told Hunter that he loved his mohawk!
When Artie saw that I was taking pics he stopped and looked up and posed for me.. Of course I got him with his eyes shut, but I simply love this whole pic because it shows just how happy Todd was.. totally wow'd! ;)

After we got the book signed we ran to the nearest open isle and opened the book to the signature and reviewed the photos. We were done with that part of the day and so very happy. We hurry back home {an hour drive} and get Hunter ready for the sitter and us ready for our night out on the town and Arties show! We stopped real quick for dinner and hit the road.. I was scared we'd be late and I drove like a maniac. Since there was no games in town that evening I thought we should get fairly lucky with parking.. and we did. We were exactly one block over! We walked through the alley and arrived at the theatre. I loveeee this theatre, so old and just beautiful!
We got to our seats and waited a little bit and then there were two opening acts.. they were hilarious.. unfortunately, neither of us can remember their names. ;( Then the moment we were waiting for.. Artie!
The last two are my favs.. toward the end of the show he rapped a song for the dudes and sang an Anne Murray song for the girls... It was hilarious, dirty, raunchy.. and we laughed and hooted and hollered and had the BEST time. I cant wait til he is back again.
ps: He really did look great and seemed to be very sober.. this made Todd even happier as he worries so much for Artie. I wish we could thank him personally for such a great time! Todd said it was the best Fathers Day gift ever! ;o)

pss: If you stuck with this post all the way to the end.. Thank you! ;) Another post coming soon of our visit to Home of Popeye... we lead a VERY exciting life around here ya know! hahaa ;)

8 comments:

linda said...

Great photos, and it sounds like you guys had a great time..

linda said...

we may get a chance to meet one of these days.. Shane really would like to go to a Cardinals game and tour the headquarters for Anheiser Busch.. So we may just have to road trip your way

Cat said...

Ang, that sounds awesome! You can see how happy Todd is/was and of course, Hunter is just a doll. Glad you guys had an awesome time!

Amie said...

Looks like you had a good time!

Cheryl said...

What an awesome day you all must have had!! That is SO cool - I'll bet Hunter loved it when Artie told him he liked his mohawk!!

What a wonderful memory and great pictures!!

Kimmy said...

how frickin cool. Now that I see a picture I think I know who he is now. Todd looks so happy, cute.

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