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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2014 edited
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    I agree. I think, in the studio, they're a lot more refined in their acting, whereas the live shows (never been, but got some shakey-cam visions on youtube), they seem to try to up their actual performance for the crowds, and it takes away from the overall tone of the show. And yes, the stage echoes... ugh.
    I like the occasional guest appearance, but I also really prefer Cecil's narratives.
    And yeah, not really interested in hearing from John Peters (I know, the farmer). Wouldn't be interested in hearing from the Apache Tracker or the man whose face I just can't seem to remember, either. But I do appreciate that, on occasion, Cecil goes out with his mobile unit and meets other people, or when Dana calls in from The Dog Park or when Carlos talks about the clocks (I love hearing from the old woman who secretly lives in your home, but damnitall, I HATE hearing from that one head of Hiram McDaniels). However, I will always prefer Cecil's recaps.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2014
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    So, part B was a significant improvement on the first half, IMHO. Still played for laughs a little bit more than I'd have liked, but some meaty drama in there, too:

    I loved Kevin's monologue about the coming of the smiling god, and hearing Steve Carlsberg get a little redemption was incredibly touching.


    Plus - British live dates! Squee!
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2014
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    So just got back from the Night Vale live show and...damn, was it amazing. Intentionally didn't listen to the last two episodes because I wanted the live experience to be new to me and I'm glad that I did. For some little details, it was a complete aside story that took place before the events of the Parade episode.

    As an audience member it was easy to slip out of the stage experience and you really got the feeling that you were in the studio with Cecil. It was a fun time seeing a radio drama on stage that way. However I think that if I just heard the audio it would be weird, like everyone was saying here.

    Will also say though, that it was weird/fantastic/terrifying seeing what is essentially the physical manifestation of a tumblr fandom. I mean, I knew these people must have existed, but...damn. And people LOST. THEIR. SHIT. When Carlos came on.

    Will write a bit more when I'm less knackered, but here's some photos.

    Cecil and Carlos with Disparition in the background.


    And an full-on edited one with Cecil and Disparition.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2014 edited
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    Both UK shows sold out in minutes: I'm on the wait list & there's rumours of them adding shows.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2014
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    Well, at least that's the 'Can I afford it' dilemma taken out of my hands, for now.
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    @curb: £20 a ticket, in case they add shows.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2014
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    Loved Steve Carlsberg getting his time to shine. Part B seemed almost final, like they could end it all there, but I know it's not. IT'S NOT, RIGHT?? Of course it's not. Also, I raised my hand for the Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In My House. She said I smell nice.

    I don't think I'll ever be lucky enough to catch a live show...
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2014
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    It's totally not! The new episode went up yesterday, and it's most amusing. There are what look like a couple of ongoing threads that get briefly dangled, but other than that it's a pretty much completely standalone episode. And weirder than it's been for quite some time!
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      CommentAuthorgrumpyhawk
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2014
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    Got to see a live show just a week or so ago when they came to Austin, TX. Had an amazingly great time, especially with how they incorported the theater we were in into the story. That being said, I will echo some other people her, the crowd was at times a little too "squee-ey" for my tastes, but still absolutely worth seeing live.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2014
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    A third London date, plus a few European extras, go in sale this Monday. I might even get one this time!
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2014
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    This blew my mind when I found out:

    • CommentAuthorajeroth
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2014
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    I love this show and look forward to each installment. The ability of the writers to juxtapose ideas in a way that always surprises me is unsurpassed. For example, the description in the latest episode of the college president as a smooth river rock.

    I almost couldn't listen to the recent live show they put up. The crowd's insistence on cheering for every.single.thing was just too much.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2014
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    @diello Hah!

    @ajeroth I love how things like president river rock never seem too contrived, either. A lot of writing couldn't get away with that level of weirdness without it seeming a bit "LOL, RANDOM HUH?". No matter what happens in Night Vale however, it always feels consistent with some kind of warped internal logic.
    • CommentAuthorajeroth
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2014
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    @curb

    Exactly. It's the combination of the writing and Cecil's delivery. It just works.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2014
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    Today's episode has one of the most enlightening character moments in the shows history, I think. Really enjoyed it.

    Also, I am going to the 9th November London show, if any fellow Chaplains fancy a pint beforehand. Tickets are still available - worth booking via Ticketweb, as they have more seating options than the company linked to on the Night Vale website.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2014
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    I sincerely hope there's another 'September Monologues' for their other September episode.

    Has anyone submitted any music now that they're finally accepting?
    http://commonplacebooks.com/submissions/#/night-vale-weather-submissions/
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2014 edited
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    Damn, today's live session lead me to really admire how Welcome to Night Vale? is both written and performed. For me it's gone to the same box as the new Galactica - an awesome concept that's really fragile, something that can be fucked up really easily. I frowned upon their live shows when I listened to them, since that kind of broke the suspension of disbelief for me. Seeing them live, it just worked. Cecil's stage presence, 80% voice and 20% hands, really carries the live shows too, and the writing hasn't jumped the shark. Definitely worth the money and time.