Mid last week, an envelope arrived from the Sydney Opera House. It took me by surprise, because I wasn’t expecting anything.
The contents of the envelope looked like advertising, but luckily I looked more closely before referring it to the bin. They were my Dan Savage tickets that I had ordered months ago and had completely forgotten about again.
For those that do not know who Dan Savage is, let me give you a small selection of links to follow. Beware; at the other end of these links there is a high dose of snark, sarcasm and wit. Also, sex advice from his column… it is often funny, but I need to make sure you know what you’re in for.
- Dan Savage’s online column – in which people write in their problems (sometimes hilarious problems, often hilarious advice)
- Dan Savage’s podcast – in which people leave voicemail with their problems (see above)
- Dan Savage’s YouTube channel – in which Dan visits campuses and students write their problems on cue cards
- Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project – in which Dan has tried to counteract despair with hope to cut suicide by gay teenagers
I’m not sure what to expect from the show the tickets are for, but my guess is it’ll be somewhere in the ballpark of the third bullet point. It’ll be great to see him speak up-close and in person.