I'm almost overwhelmed by the amount of things Pittsburghers have to look forward to and enjoy the anticipation of, lately. First, there's the Buccos. I mean, what the hell? Where did this awesome-ness come from? It HAS been 20 years, so I guess we were due. All I know is that the entire city has a big case of Bucco Fever, including yours truly.
Then there's the yarn-bombing of the Andy Warhol bridge. I haven't been there yet, but plan on going sometime this weekend. It's one of those truly unique things that only a city like Pittsburgh would not only come up with, but completely embrace:
As if Bucco Explosion and Yarn Bombing wasn't enough, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman recently officiated a same sex marriage ceremony in his own home, pretty much giving the finger to any intolerance. This was the official first gay marriage ceremony in Allegheny County (fist pump). Since then, he's received an onslaught of requests for his officiant duties to continue. And who can blame them? Love is love, and I love what Fetterman is doing. Talk about someone who knows how to take a stand, and that so often, actions speak louder than words.
Lastly, there is SOOOOOO much good theatre coming our way, guys. Seriously. Both Pittsburgh Public Theater and Barebones Productions released their show schedule, and I'm pumped.
Barebones is hosting a Rocky Horror Picture Show benefit at Regent Square Theater on October 21st, preceeding it's tenth anniversary lineup of: The Motherf**ker with the Hat (11/21 - 12/8), and A Steady Rain (2/12 - 3/2). Cannot. Wait.
Pittsburgh Public Theater is kicking off their 2013-14 season with Our Town (9/26 - 10/27), one of the most iconic shows in American theater history. Pittsburgh actor Tom Atkins will assume the role of Stage Manager to this production. It's already a must - see!
Oh yea, and IT'S STEELER SEASON, BABY.
I love yinz.