Who doesn't like to dance in the streets, particularly if it is all legal and sanctioned and there's a meatloaf dinner beforehand? (A few of us are wondering about that Loon call contest, too. ) That, my friends, is a party. A true Minnesota-style party.
Official September 23, 2006 show info:
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, it's the night of nights, the height of heights on Exchange and Wabasha, the 33rd annual Season Premiere Broadcast, Meatloaf Supper, and Street Dance. Featuring bluegrass blowtorches Old Crow Medicine Show, sultry songbird Prudence Johnson, and the big guns John Niemann and Andy Stein are sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Actress Erica Rhodes joins the Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith. Meanwhile, outside the Fitzgerald Theater, the Street Dance and Meatloaf Supper begins at 5pm with an outdoor APHC simulcast, at 6pm the heavenly meatloaf is served, and the dancing begins promptly at 7pm with the fiery Salsa Del Soul Orchestra, plus performances from all the great talent on the broadcast, hot/cold beverages, and Cash Prizes!!!
Contests this year include:
1. "Loon Calling" judged by Tom Keith
2. "Loudest Child & Beautiful Baby"
3. "Mr. Wonderful" judged by Sue Scott
4. "Salsa Dancing"
AND NEW THIS YEAR
5. "Name that Seed" â€“ Identify jars of common seeds
If you can't attend in person, head to A Prairie Home Companion's homepage to listen to the show and enjoy the company of fellow listeners here.
American Public Media Interactive Producer
[ETA (edited to add) here is all about the September 23rd show, including audio, guest info, scripts, and images.]