Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to see Riverdance. Now, I'm not usually one for dance, and I was not really looking forward to going. My girlfriend bought tickets in May and was really looking forward to going, so I was going to go, but wasn't planning on being happy about it. I was quite surprised to find out that there was much more than dancing involved, and the dancing that I DID watch was very entertaining. I didn't quite understand the first act until I read the program and realized that they were telling various Irish folk tales and whatnot. The second act was a little more cohesive and easier to understand. The musicianship was top-notch. The bass player was crammed to the side of the stage (the band plays far upstage, facing the audience) and was the only player without a chair, which I would like to think was because he didn't want one. The funniest part of the whole evening (to me, anyway) was the Uilleann Pipe solo, which was a very touching piece. But, the way he played it, with the droning synth pad in the background, I was waiting to hear Robert Plant sing "In the Evening"... I stifled a giggle. My girlfriend laughed out loud when I called the intermission "halftime" out of habit. Overall it was a very entertaining evening. Not the cheapest, but well worth it since my girlfriend thouroughly enjoyed herself and I also had a great time. Be sure to catch it if it comes through town. Anyone else seen Riverdance?