The Nightman Cometh to Philadelphia

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stef and I went to the Tower Theater in Upper Darby the other night to catch the cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia perform The Nightman Cometh live. Essentially they went on stage and performed their previous season finale live, and it was terrific!

The show also included at least one song not included in the season finale and if you look you can find it on YouTube.

Before the main event the sold out crowd was given an opening band to entertain us. While I do not remember their name (anyone there, can you fill in the blank?) I was entertained by their first song, which used the popular Action News theme as the base of the song. They also mentioned a number of local Philadelphia news personalities. To get the crowd warmed up the lead singer shouted out a number of random Philadelphia area icons...

"When I say Wa, you saw Wa! WA! WA!"
"When I say Von, you say Hayes!"

Really? Von Hayes is the best you can do? No offense to Mr. Hayes but Mike Schmidt, and Cliff Lee have the same number of syllables.

After the opening band the audience was treated to a clip from the upcoming release of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Its A Very Sunny Christmas. Following that we got to see an episode that will air later in the current season. If you are, or understand, Flip-Cup, you will enjoy it. I have had "Flip, Flip, Flipadelphia" stuck in my head for the past 48 hours. You will understand once the episode airs.

Finally the entire cast of Always Sunny took stage and brought many laughs and cheers to the crowd. Everybody was included. Charlie Day (Charlie), the hilarious Kaitlin Olson (Deandra, aka Sweet Dee), Glenn Howerton (Dennis), Rob McElhenney (Mac) and of course Danny DeVito (Frank) played their familiar roles, but Mary Elizabeth Ellis (the waitress Charlie is in love with), and Artemis Pebdani (Artemis, the theater and drama "expert) also made cameo appearances similar to their roles in the original episode.

Below is a very raw video (using my digital camera) of the tail-end of the encore performance of the most recognizable song. I apologize for the poor picture quality. It all happened in a spur of the moment.

By the way, the season premiere for Always Sunny aired that same night. It is sitting on my DVR waiting to be watched. So please do not spoil it for me!

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