When we arrived at Dante’s Saturday night, we were greeted with signs hanging everywhere telling people “Don’t be a dick” – and warning that you get one warning before getting thrown out. We were there to see Richard Cheese, lounge singer extraordinaire, were they really worried about that?
I had heard Richard Cheese on the radio from time to time. He likes to take songs like Nine Inch Nails “Closer” and perform it lounge style.
The concert was great. Richard Cheese spent about half of the time wandering through the audience as he was singing. Or rearranging the people in the VIP section so that the women were all in the center thus ensuring if anyone got up and danced, he would have a good view of the women. He upgraded someone to the VIP section. No shock that he picked a woman, but he made her try out for the seat. Specifically, he wanted to see what the woman would look like when she jumped up and down. Yes, he’s the sleazy lounge act guy.
If you ever have a chance to see him, go see him. It is hilarious – and well worth the pain of seeing him.
Which leads me to the pain of seeing him. It was all standing room only (except for maybe the 30 people in the VIP section). So, everyone was crammed into the remaining areas. As someone who is 5’5″, this made it difficult to see him. Especially when the guy standing in front of you is 6’8″ – and built like a linebacker. And extremely drunk. Mexi went with me, and we spent the whole time pushing him back upright. He had this tendency to sway backwards. Mexi was afraid he was going to fall on me when he finally went down. After the concert was over, the guy thanked us for keeping him upright during the concert. Yeah, we did it for him.
So, I leave you with a little Vanilla Ice as performed by Richard Cheese….
Update: Here is Mexi’s take on the night. He took pictures . 🙂