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Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:47 pm
by Carol
Well, I finally got to see Mr. Barker up close and personal! He was a delight, to say the least. Why, I even had a margarita! ! :drinkers: (I'm not a drinker, for those who don't know.) Got rid of the taste of that with a Pepsi!

After the show, he hung around to sell and sign his CDs. Hardly a soul took advantage of this opportunity. But I did. You bet I did! :rolleyes:

He was very talkative and very friendly. Signed my CD; agreed to a photo; talked a bit about myspace, twitter, facebook, his upcoming tour (and how much he loves Australia) etc. He was very down to earth and very, very HOT! I could've talked to him longer, but I really had to go potty! :roll:

What made my night was- when my friend and I were leaving (after the bathroom visit), he called me by name and thanked me again for coming. Might not sound like a big deal to y'all, but to me, it was.

Re: Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:54 pm
by mohumbhai mania
Carol wrote:Well, I finally got to see Mr. Barker up close and personal! He was a delight, to say the least. Why, I even had a margarita! ! :drinkers: (I'm not a drinker, for those who don't know.) Got rid of the taste of that with a Pepsi!

After the show, he hung around to sell and sign his CDs. Hardly a soul took advantage of this opportunity. But I did. You bet I did! :rolleyes:

He was very talkative and very friendly. Signed my CD; agreed to a photo; talked a bit about myspace, twitter, facebook, his upcoming tour (and how much he loves Australia) etc. He was very down to earth and very, very HOT! I could've talked to him longer, but I really had to go potty! :roll:

What made my night was- when my friend and I were leaving (after the bathroom visit), he called me by name and thanked me again for coming. Might not sound like a big deal to y'all, but to me, it was.


That's so cool. I really loved seeing him in July and would have liked to say "hi", but the place was packed, and we were at the early show.

Re: Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:03 pm
by closet jemainiac
If he makes his way to MI, I'll be looking for folks to go with me to see his show!!!!

(ahem...Laura, Kelly, Ardy...did I leave anyone out?)

Re: Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:03 pm
by vmh
That's awesome Carol! I've seen him open for FOTC twice but if he came back to LA solo, I would for sure see him again. And I agree with you-he's a hottie. I was too nervous to talk to him after those shows but I wish I did. That's very cool that he remembered your name and thanked you for coming. :D

Re: Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:08 pm
by Carol
It really was cool! I was rather surprised that he did hang around because he had a show after ours. They just set up a table by the bar and he just stood there-waiting to talk to people. And most just filed right by him and out the door! :(

It was a great place to see him. Just a little intimate club. I don't know why he played such a small venue when he can fill auditoriums, but I ain't complainin'. No ma'am, I ain't complainin' at all! :yawinkle:

CJ-I believe after a couple more shows out West he's off to Australia for like 3 months. But ANYTIME you have a chance to see him, I'd say TAKE IT!!!

This was the same club where the boys performed their "secret show" before starting the tour in April. Now, that would've been a great place to see them! So intimate!

Re: Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:12 pm
by mohumbhai mania
Yes, Carol, I love that about Arj. He did five nights, two shows a night!, in Minneapolis.
Acme in Minneapols is kind of a run down little place, but the room and staff are perfect. I can see him liking smaller venues. He can probably see what's working and what isn't...

I do believe he is going to play a small theatre here in January, too.

Re: Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:19 pm
by Carol
Cool! I'm guessing with a username like yours, there's no way in he** you're gonna miss it, right?

I hope that he'll come back here again. He said he shuffles the routine about every 3 years--you don't think that means he'd wait that long to come back, do you? :worry:

Yeah, he did two shows a night here except for Saturday night when he did three. We went to the middle show. You know, we older folks can't stay out too late! haha ! Actually, I sort of wish we'd gotten tix to the last show. Maybe we could have taken him to dinner!

Re: Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:27 pm
by DaMango
Carol, I'm so glad you had such a great time! I was hoping some more reviews were going to crop up. I'm going to see him this Saturday, the 12th, in Seattle. I saw him open for the guys last May, so I'm looking forward to seeing him do a longer set.

I'm also glad to see he's doing meet'n'greets. (I actually have a cheesy gift to give him, so I hope does one in Seattle.) Thank you for the report!

Re: Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:21 am
by ItsAllRyche
Carol, I am so glad you got to meet Arj too!!! He is a terrific guy and makes everyone feel special that meets him. :heartbeat:

We saw him in a couple of venues now, he seems to like smaller places, more intimate. Yes, he knows how to work a room; he makes eye contact with people in the audience a lot, like he connects with people. :supz:

:love: Agreed: Arj is hot !!

Re: Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:47 am
by Maze
Carol, glad that you had such an awesome time with Arj. He seems like a supercool guy - and I'm bummed that he wasn't opening for them in Chicago. (Eugene was a ton of fun and I've come to appreciate him more that I see him.)

I agree with you guys that Arj has got it going on. To keep from going insane these past few days, I stepped up my googling and came across a new-to-me pic on the gothamist.com site. Thanks to the photographer who revealed Arj in almost all his comic glory. :D (It reminded me a tiny bit of the Nigel pic...man, these guys are brave!)

Re: Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:29 pm
by mohumbhai mania
He has that pic on his home page! I think it's hilarious.

Re: Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:24 am
by LauraK
Carol wrote:Well, I finally got to see Mr. Barker up close and personal! He was a delight, to say the least. Why, I even had a margarita! ! :drinkers: (I'm not a drinker, for those who don't know.) Got rid of the taste of that with a Pepsi!

After the show, he hung around to sell and sign his CDs. Hardly a soul took advantage of this opportunity. But I did. You bet I did! :rolleyes:

He was very talkative and very friendly. Signed my CD; agreed to a photo; talked a bit about myspace, twitter, facebook, his upcoming tour (and how much he loves Australia) etc. He was very down to earth and very, very HOT! I could've talked to him longer, but I really had to go potty! :roll:

What made my night was- when my friend and I were leaving (after the bathroom visit), he called me by name and thanked me again for coming. Might not sound like a big deal to y'all, but to me, it was.


Carol- I definitely think that's a big deal! He's just as gracious and cool as the guys. I'd love to see him live, too. :) Sounds like you had a great time. Now, where's that pic?! :lol:

CJ- I'm in if he comes! Michael's in Ohio so he's practically a Michigander, lol. There are other MI WTFers but we didn't cross paths at the show, unfortunately.
Next time!

Re: Saw Arj's show Sept. 5

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:54 am
by Venus
Thanks for sharing your account of the night, Carol. That's so cool that he's so willing to talk to fans after the show and he does seem like a genuinely nice guy :D

Hope you enjoy yourself at Arj's show, DaMango. Be sure to report back how it all goes :)