I want to make a super thorough post about HEAR for posterity's sake, but sometime's it's just hard to be verbose. So instead I'll just mention a little anecdote.
After HEAR, around midnight 30, Kaci and I went to Magnolia for some grub. We wound up sitting at a table next to these two girls who went to the 10PM show. We know this, because a few seconds after we sat down, one of them turned to me and said:
"Were you the MC at See.Hear.Speak?"
"That was so unbelievably funny! When we left our cheeks were hurting from laughing so hard."
"Thanks! How'd you hear about it?"
"It was like 9:25 and we were bored and looking for something to do. So we read about it in the Chronicle and just hopped in the car. And we're so glad we did."
"It was a little long, though, right?" (notes: 1) I don't take compliments well, and 2) the show was over 2 hours long
"It didn't feel like it, though, did it?" "No!" "Afterwards, I turned to her and said Do you realize it's past midnight?"
etc, etc, etc... It was a pleasant surprise, and pretty much the perfect ego-stroking conversation to have.
My next post will not be about how awesome I am.