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Being Tim Conway

 photo: marcbrownmedia.com

Sometimes I get to meet an artist/entertainer backstage and am surprised at how very different they are from the “celebrity” on stage.   Sometimes I am disappointed and other times I am not.  Carol Burnett is very kind.  kd lang is so shy.  Cyndi Lauper is hilarious.  Lily Tomlin is so genuine.  Roberta Flack is kind of mean.

Tim Conway is Tim Conway.

Somehow he has managed to become famous just being himself.   He is the class clown… the proverbial jokester.  He just likes making people laugh and laughs at himself when he is successful in his attempts. 

Example:  He called us a few days before his show with a question about the microphone that was going to be used.  We told him that our technical director would call him back to discuss. 

“I’ll tell you what,” said Tim.  “Why don’t you give me her number and I will call her.  That way I can make sure I am available to talk to her.”   And so we did.  Later that day, Tim called our Technical Director, Mary Nelson.  

Mary.  This is Tim Conway.  How are you doing?”

“I’m doing well Mr. Conway,” Mary replied.

“Well good.  I just called because I couldn’t go another moment without knowing how you were doing.  Goodbye.”  [click]

I have no idea if he was happy with his microphone.  I imagine he was.


The bid is up to $375 for kd lang tix. Thanks Mark…

You da man… BUT, the tickets are valued at $500 so let’s keep the bidding going.

AND, I’ll throw in free parking and complimentary drinks for you and your guests.  Remember, we are bidding on 4 front row seats to k.d. lang at the Paramount on November 6.

To bid leave an amount in the comment section below.  Winner will be notified by email.  Bidding ends at 5:00PM on November 5th.   Remember, it’s for a great cause.  All proceeds go to support ongoing perservation efforts and youth outreach programs at the Paramount.  Any bid amount over the value of the tickets is tax deductible.


constanly craving better seats?

how about front row seats to k.d. lang?

… because the highest bidder will be sitting in 4 of the best seats at the paramount theatre on november 6 for the concert everyone will be talking about.  this is a sold out show.  the only seats left in the house are a few obstructed view seats in the balcony.   so here is how it works:

to bid, leave an amount in a comment below.  each day I will update the highest bid and post it here.  the winning bidder at 5PM on wednesday november 5th gets the 4 tickets.  check back often to increase your bid amount.  good luck and enjoy the show. this is not ebay so don’t expect sophistication.  all proceeds benefit the paramount theatre’s ongoing preservation efforts as well as youth outreach  (high school music students from title 1 schools are coming to a private rehersal for this show!)you are bidding on four front row seats to k.d. lang at the paramount in austin on thursday, november 6.  show starts at 8pm.

btw – there may be tickets being “scalped” to this show.  remember none of those benefit the theatre and we cannot guarantee those tickets so be careful.  if you purchase bad tickets, you’ll be turned away at the door.

leave your bid (for all four tickets) in the comment section below.  thanks.


Sorry I haven’t been blogging…

We’re getting ready for our annual gala this Saturday. Sold out!!! Kris Kristofferson on stage. Biggest, hottest live and silent auctions in our history. Can’t wait… until Sunday when I can sleep! In the meantime, check out our new season featuring Carol Burnett, kd lang, Maya Angelou, Lily Tomlin, David Sedaris, Mo Rocca, Ruben Studdard and more…