More generally, it's been too long since I last went to the theatre. There's an atmosphere that you don't get at the cinema, with the feedback loop between the audience and the cast. (That's something I noticed when I used to act at school too - it's quite a weird feeling to have a room full of 200 people focussing their entire attention on what you say, if only for a few seconds.) At first I was quite aware of distractions from the audience (people shuffling in their seats, and coughing), but either everyone else settled down or I just tuned them out. One curious thing was that a couple of people sitting next to me didn't return to their seats after the first interval (there were three acts). I don't know if they just got bored of the play, or if they thought it was the end.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to my next theatre trip (next Thursday), and I'll have to arrange some more after that.
Incidentally, thinking of Bob's syndication (see last entry), it inspired me to compose a tongue-twister. So, in the spirit of "See Spot run", we have: "See Bob. See Bob blog. Blog, Bob, blog!" Try saying that 10 times quickly :)
By the way, question for any "Black & White" players. If, hypothetically, someone accidentally dropped the first gatestone in the sea, is there any easy way to fish it out? Of course, you would have to be a complete doofus to actually do something like that...