It was a nice, cloudy, cool day in Austin for the AVP to have their finals. The women’s and men’s favorites won their matches as the packed stadium cheered them on. April Ross and Whitney Pavlik won $15,000 in the women’s bracket, and Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena did the same in the men’s bracket. I think Phil Dalhausser is still my favorite volleyball player, with him winning the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 with partner Todd Rogers as my favorite memory. It is so much fun to see all the volleyball professionals play live in the stadium. Catch them on tour this summer if you have the opportunity.
For me, this Alien movie was best when it was at its most basic – humans making poor decisions and aliens using their awesome powers to wreak havoc. These scenes brought me back to the greatness of the original film by Ridley Scott. If you are a fan of the series, then this installment shouldn’t be missed in a theater.
Shakespeare in the Park is always fun in Austin. The Comedy of Errors is also a good play to watch as the sun sets on the Zilker Hillside Theater and the cool night air begins to set in. This play can be seen through May 28th if you find yourself near Austin.
The band Vallejo took the stage at this afternoon’s BBQ Cook-Off at Brushy Creek and proceeded to rock the place. This is nothing unusual for these guys.
One of my favorite musicals, The Phantom of the Opera. How awesome was it to have this tour stopping in Austin. If only they joined the age of the internet and let you take a photo inside the theater either before or after the show. So much free publicity that could be had on social media sites. You will just have to trust me that the show and the sets on stage were great.