For what it's worth, I have a standing offer from someone out east to cash in some miles and fly out there, round-trip, for free. I would be the coolest thing in the world to jump on a plane and catch this show, but gosh, getting someone to cover at work so I could make this happen is near-impossible this late in the game.
I've been trying, but it seems something involving travel other than by car just isn't in the cards for me, and I consider myself to be "connected" to the realm of possibility... The hourglass in this case is just about tipped...
*This fella, it seems, he's known guys like you his whole life too. (J. H.) *