Okay, so It wasn’t exactly in that order. It was more of a friend and I having a small toast to an anticipated awesome adventure into the land of comedy before setting out to enjoy an evening of Whoopi Goldberg in concert.The show with Whoopi Goldberg live at The Venue in Hammond, Indiana had been on our radar of “things to do/bucket list” for several weeks and well researched.
I’d heard that Ms. Goldberg didn’t appreciate folks cellphones going off at her performances, so I decided to put it to quiet-apparently word had gotten out, because during the two hours that Whoopi performed, not one cellphone went off!
Preparation is key for writers going into any of these events, because one never knows what great piece of fodder for posts will jump off. I took along a notepad and pen, debated whether a voice recorder would be allowed, but decided against it. Ms Goldberg took the stage right on time. dressed comfortably in white shirt, jeans and snickers-I could relate.
The topics ranged from views on marriage(mostly her own) sex,race,politics,gay & lesbian rights, to grandchildren antics, and menopause. And there were several of the ‘F’ BOMBS thrown about; It is Whoopi!! Everyone were using their cellphones snapping pictures. Near the end of the show, Whoopi opened a question & answer session for her fans and introduced a quick visit on the stage from Sherri Shepherd, one of The View’s co-hosts.
I came away from the experience with my cell filled with pictures. A sore stomach from laughing so hard, notes to suffice several blog posts and a greater appreciation for a woman who wears numerous hats. From her start as a standup Comedian on Broadway in the 80’s, to winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony-something very few celebrities have won for such a large body of work.
I’m truly inspired by Caryn Elaine Johnson AKA Whoopi Goldberg. I just “heart” her…Don’t go getting it twisted, people, clara54 meant that in a purely “sistah” type of way…
Mucho Luv you creatives for Valentine Day & forever & ever!
- Video: NY Times Forgets Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar (theroot.com)
- Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes To New York Times For Calling Their Reporting ‘Shoddy’ (mediaite.com)