I got to talk with Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer at a gathering tonight at SubZero. And with Scott Schofield, the Out North executive director.
So, Scott has given me a free ticket for one of you readers. Since you all know there is no such thing as a free ticket, here's the deal.
First person to email me a copy of your receipt for nine tickets* to Bridgman/Packer gets a tenth ticket free. But you have to buy them after this post is published. Just get nine of your friends (enemies are ok too, but after this they may not be enemies) to pool together to buy tickets as a group, and I can add the tenth ticket if you are the first to email the receipt showing you bought nine tickets after the time of this post. Include a name, email address, and phone number.
Note for whiners and troublemakers (not that any read this blog): One receipt for nine tickets, not several receipts that add up to nine tickets. Let's not make this complicated, though I know that people can think up all sorts of contingencies I haven't thought of. If you do, I reserve the right to determine the fair winner.
(Note: if no one sends in a receipt for nine tickets, I'm guessing Scott might let me give that ticket to the first person to email me a receipt for the biggest block of tickets over five or six. For example, someone sending a receipt for seven tickets at 5pm on Wednesday will beat a person with a receipt for six tickets at 2pm Wednesday. The contest ends when I verify a purchase of nine tickets or about 4 hours before the performance of the largest block purchase below nine. So, if the biggest block is for 8 for Saturday, I'll announce about 3pm on Saturday.)
Think of this as a party with your friends.
And as I was preparing this I found some Bridgman/Packer video. I wasn't going to post video because the best way to go is with no expectations, but watching the video I was reminded why I am so excited about seeing them again and I thought it might spur some folks to get their friends together to see the Friday and/or Saturday performance. I'd recommend Friday, because when you see how amazing they are, you'll still have a chance to see them again on Saturday.
This video is from a piece they did last time they were here.
Bridgman/Packer Dance: "Under The Skin" (composite video) from Bridgman/Packer Dance on Vimeo.
Ticket information here.
What's in it for me? First and foremost, I think it would be a waste if the Discovery Theater weren't filled up both nights. The only reason someone shouldn't be trying to buy tickets is that they don't know these performers are in town. And I want Out North to make money off this so they will take similar financial risks in the future to bring great performers to Anchorage.
And there were light tricks coming home along the Chester Creek bike trail.