Hella Hot Again at Muni Diaries Live


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More than 100 of you spent Friday night with us, doubling over laughing at BART driver Kelly Beardsley’s impersonation of a hapless German tourist and singing along to McPuzo and Trotsky’s 38 Geary song. For those of you who didn’t make it to the hot Make-Out Room that night (or couldn’t make it in due to capacity reasons – our apologies), let me give you a little taste of the ridiculously fun night.

Our favorite burlesque cheerleading squad, The Cock-Ts, kicked off our third spoken word party at the Make-Out Room with Muni cheers written especially for us. Their misguided counselor, Coach Chester, had a few faux-‘stache malfunctions, but that didn’t faze varsity cheerleaders EZ-Martini, Dizzy Disaster, and Lil Biscuit.


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Resident poet Silvi Alcivar from The Poetry Store was working double duty Friday night, telling a story about the best compliment she’s ever gotten, and writing poetry on the fly in her poetry station.


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(Poems on demand, in three minutes or less, typed up on a piece of beautiful paper of your choice by Silvi on her red typewriter)


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Filmmaker Vero Majano brought down the house with her story of payback on the bus. Be forwarned: karma’s got you checked if you’ve been misbehaving in the back of the bus.


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You’ve clamored for him to come back, and we did too: BART operator Kelly Beardsley told a story about a nervous German tourist trying to get to the airport and brought the room to a roar.


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As always, we save room for audience stories. And this time, we prepared bait: Rebecca Smith from Relaxmith donated a 90 minute massage gift certificate, and Chronicle Books donated a goodie bag packed with gorgeous San Francisco books. Five brave souls marched up on stage, and guess who walked home with the goodies?


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Yup, it was Jesse (all I can say about his story is that it involved loogies – as if you didn’t already guess from the picture), and Mel from the Cock-T’s. If you didn’t have a chance to tell your story on the show, you know where you can share it, no?


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In the second half of the show, the singing duo McPuzo and Trotsky brought us a song about the 38-Geary that I couldn’t stop hearing in my head all weekend long.


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To wrap up our show, comedian Will Franken took the stage. They say that he is “better than psychodelic drugs” and you better take their word for it.


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By the end of the night, the room was hotter than the 38-Limited on a weekday morning, but we were lubricated by the strong drinks from the Make-Out Room and energized by the amazing crowd.


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This is our third spoken word event and every time we are amazed at how something as simple as riding the bus can bring such a great community together. Online and offline, Muni Diaries exists only because you share your life on public transit with us, so if you’ve got a story, we’re all ears.

Want more Muni Diaries Live?
Read a recap of the first event.
Read a recap of the second event.

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