Oovooing During My Show in Maine

Sep 1, 2010

Had a unique experience happen tonight at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. First, let me set it up this way:

The person introducing me tonight was the director of the Campus Activities Board. And since I was the first event of the First Year Students’ College Career, she gave them a little etiquette lecture on “dos” and “do nots” for live shows. (i.e. turn off your cell phones, no photos or videos, don’t be on your computer during the show.) Wait – what was that last one? Who would be on their computer during a live show? Answer: someone in my front row tonight.

Guy in the front row had earphones in and was on his laptop. Once I saw it, I obviously stopped the show and talked to him. “Whatcha lookin at?” I thought maybe he was on chatroulette or something and would want to share with the rest of the class (although I’m pretty sure the audience wouldn’t want to see the dongfest that is chatroulette).

Answer: “I’m on Oovoo.” Yes – the video chat app. He was chatting up someone during the show.

Me: “Who are you talking to?”

Dude: “Just a friend.”

Me: “Is it a girl?”

Dude: “Yeah.”

Me: “Lemme see.”

So I proceeded to take a look at this dude’s hot girlfriend, and I put the mic on the computer. I asked her who she was talking to.

Hot girlfriend: “My Boyfriend.”

Me: “Oh really? Because I just asked him and he said he was just talking to ‘some girl’.

audience: “OHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!”


I guess shit like that is just the stuff entertainers have to get used to now. Cell phones ringing, flip cameras going, people having LAN parties in the audience – whatever. I guess I should just be glad it wasn’t a chatroulette dongfest.

All in all, the show was good. Another standing ovation tonight – another well-attended show. I love welcome week!

peace, love and oovoo,

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  1. Bill Gladwell
    September 1st, 2010 at 9:03 pm #

    Brilliantly awesome!

  2. Blake
    September 2nd, 2010 at 4:41 am #

    Well played! However with technology these days and the need to stay in communication with friends and whatnot, people have to know it’s extremely rude to be on their cell phones and laptops at times they shouldn’t be. You handled that great.

  3. Carly
    September 2nd, 2010 at 5:39 am #

    It was super funny. I was there, on the other side of the front row!

  4. Franklin
    September 2nd, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    Haha i was a couple rows back (: It was possibly the funniest shit everrr 😀

  5. David B.
    September 5th, 2010 at 6:21 am #

    Can you define “Dongfest”? Websters and urban dictionary has nothing on this word.