Ghost Tyger and Friends.
They are amazing and super fun! I definitely recommend seeing them.
I’m reposting this photo but hopefully the story will be worth it.
Last Friday, I went to the Ghost Tyger and Friends show at the Hotel Cafe. My friends and I had dressed up in Christmas gear for burcon karaoke and were still in our outfits.
We were waiting outside, debating what to do (as some of our friends weren’t 21+) when I decided to walk in alone, assuming my friends would text me the final verdict.
I took a seat just inside the door, facing the wall. Most people were congregating in little clusters, but I was totally alone. After 5-10 minutes of me watching the door, texting frantically, I felt a tap on my shoulder and heard a voice say “I like your tights.”
I began to speak before swiveling around. “Well, I have a theme going on here -” and then I saw Ben Edlund, in full tyger get-up. “Uh, Christmas.” He chuckled. “I have friends coming, I promise. I’m not just here alone decked out head-to-toe in holiday cheer.” I looked to the door and saw no sign of my friends “I think…” And he responded “It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if you were.” Then, his eyes darted around the room a bit. “I must be going. Thank you for coming. Enjoy the show!” and he glistened through a PERFORMERS ONLY door.
One time I was the only loser sitting alone in this bar in strange clothes, and Ben Edlund came over to make me feel welcome in a space that had me feeling very anxious. Most surreal moment of my entire life.
i’m pretty sure that’s one of ben’s kids throwing up the bunny ears behind misha.
Ghost Tyger was excellent as usual! They even performed a 2-song encore!
(Many thanks for the shout-out, Silver Fox!)