I've been meaning to post this for a while.
A few weeks ago I attended a live taping of the longest running soap opera on cable television. World Wrestling Entertainment's Monday Night Raw. I've been a fan of WWE's shows since I was a small child, and Raw was my favorite spinoff. I had watched it from the very begining except for some years in teh middle where they introduced a bunch of new characters, the storyline went down the toilet, and a lot of my favorite characters were moved to the Friday Night Smackdown spinoff to boost ratings.
Now the show's back on the USA network where it started and they brought in a fresh batch of characters with some nice new stories and it's been quite enjoyable. Even K who first rolled her eyes at me when I started watching again will now at least ask for an episode synopsis if she doesn't outright watch it (all while complaining at Shawn Michael's (played by Michael Shawn Hickenbottom
) inability to kick propperly)
Generaly they don't have live tapings in our area so I was pretty excited to find out they were gonna be in Oakland, and not only that, but my all-time favorite character, The Undertaker (played by Mark William Calaway
) was scheduled to make an apperance in this episode despite being normaly a regular on the Smackdown spinoff.
I went with kate and mrbungeebear
who has also been a fan for a long time. We unfortunately had some pretty bad seats but it was still an enjoyable experince. Seeing the actors live was pretty cool. I must admit I got quite giddy as The Undertaker made his entrance. A lot of childhood memories were coming back as I watched him.
I also discovered that they have several performances before and after the live broadcast that are not aired. Some of them would mess with the storyline a bit if they were aired.
I had a great time and it was really awesome to have K there with me. I wish I could have brought vendross
too, he would have enjoyed it.