I AM SO HAPPY MORE THAN I CAN SAY to have finally made it to Gospel Brunch at Lips in San Diego.
This has been about 10 years in the wanting, maybe more.
10 years ago, my goals were mostly merely wishes. I had a long, wishful (wistful) list of things I wanted to do, and lacked the wherewithal to do many (most) of them. Now, all my dreams are coming true!!!!
Basically, I used to visit friends all the time in San Diego who, while great and wonderful people, were not/are not explorers nor adventurers, so to speak. It was hard to make things happen. There was a lot of lounging at the beach, drinking, feasting, and I think we did make it to see some sea lions at the La Jolla cove once.
Never did we make it to Lips.
I passed by it, time after time, in its old location, wishing and hoping and never going. and now i have been! the time was right and the magic happened.
it was a hell of a show. I’m not going to give a full review, but I will say that the performers were extremely talented – funny, sexy, exuberant, flexible, glamorous, and so hard-working! they put on an engaging, hilarious, surprising, awesome, very long show. you get your money’s worth, to be sure. the food is not bad. the drinks…i did not have! but they seemed to work to the desired effect on those around me. bottomless bloody marys and mimosas were constantly being filled by the performers, and it was definitely a treat to have extra interaction when they made the rounds.
the table next to us was filled with women dressed as the characters in Gilligan’s Island, which was amazing. everything about it was festive to the max. it was loud, and totally overwhelming, and all i could do after was lay in Balboa Park and smile at the clouds and palms and let it all sink in.
and plan when to go back!
birthdays are celebrated on stage, so maybe then, though i am not sure it will be safe to reveal my real age – apparently there is an upper limit.
no limit to the hilarity! damn, i laughed so hard. and clapped and sang and threw dollars and watched a man who had been performing as a pregnant nun, magically transform into a pregnant Cher and really super wow us with “Turn Back Time.”