We’re back with our first show of the year! Are you ready for Muni stories and songs, live on stage?
Join us for a drink or three and listen to true hilarious stories at Muni Diaries Live on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Elbo Room. You’ve read about a strip show on the bus, live rickrolling, and misadventures of odd cargo found on Muni (life-size Styrofoam! taxidermy deer head! used condoms!). Now hear stories (and songs) about Muni with a drink in hand as we bring this website and your stories to real life.
Got your own Muni story? As always, be ready to share during the audience portion of the show to win great prizes.
If you’ve never been to Muni Diaries Live before, check out our event recap page to get a taste of what you can expect. We’ll be revealing our exciting lineup for this show in the next weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.
Muni Diaries Live Elbo Room
647 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 Take Muni there: J-Church, 12, 14, 22, 33, 49, or BART: 16th or 24th St stations
We made an exception for Rumpus editor Isaac Fitzgerald to tell a story about the D.C. Metro at the Muni Diaries Reunion Show a few weeks ago. And we’re so glad we did. Isaac told a story about heroics on the D.C. Metro, and why wearing khaki pants doesn’t necessarily make you gangster.
Isaac was such a hit that he may have inspired a Missed Connection ad from our event. And you thought you didn’t believe in fate and true love.
Have fun watching Isaac’s retelling of his D.C. Metro story (involving a hockey move!) and try not to laugh too loud in your cube…
Hey Muni Diaries readers: Are you a burly, bearded man who was wearing plaid last Wednesday night at our open mic show at the Elbo Room? (I’m imagining at least 100 dudes with hands shot up in the air) If so, I have something for you.
I arrived late and found a spot near stage left. I turned around to talk to my friends and our eyes met for what seemed like 3 or 4 seconds.
You: burly, bearded, and beflanneled. Me: dark hair, dark eyes, and dark clothes.
I’ve seen you around and would like to know more. Can I buy you a drink?
Reader Jim tipped us off to this Missed Connection ad, and I couldn’t be more delighted. Ok, the description of our Juliet is a little vague, but I can add that she has excellent taste in blogs and spoken word events, as does our Romeo.
We picked the hottest day in San Francisco to host the hottest reunion show ever, and we were so glad that so many of you turned out to pack the Elbo Room! Our favorite past performers came back on stage to tell tales out of school, and some brave newbies joined us to share their Muni stories too. To beat the heat, Google Places was on hand to supply the first round. Let’s check out this happy reunion.
Our special guest Anna Conda kicked off the show by reading the winning review on Google Places by PuckPuck (above). PuckPuck’s review was hilarious, even better read by the glamorous Anna! PuckPuck also received a $100 gift certificate to Hog and Rocks. Read more
Come over to the dark side, my dears, we have candy, Muni tales, crack, booze, and bacon.
No, really, we do.
For our open mic tonight at the Elbo Room, Nosh This will be selling his delicious “Bacon Crack” — chocolate-dipped bacon butter toffee with almonds, and a bunch of other devilish treats (balsamic vinegar caramels, anyone?)
All that and you get to hear stories from your favorite past performers and special guest Anna Conda, who’ll be announcing the winner of our Google Places contest, and reading that lucky duck’s Muni review!
See you at the show!
Details: Muni Diaries Reunion/Open Mic Show
$5, First Drink Free courtesy of Google Places! Tonight, Wednesday Sept. 28. Signup starts at 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St. (between 17th and 18th Street). J, 12, 14, 22, 33, 49, BART
Can you outwit your fellow Muni riders right onto Anna Conda’s lips? I hope you can. Because there are only a few hours left in our Google Places Muni Review contest. The first place review will be read on stage tomorrow night at the first Muni Diaries Reunion Show by our special guest: Anna Conda! Be there at 7 p.m. at the Elbo Room (Valencia and 17th) to hear all about it.
The first place review also gets a $100 gift certificate to Hog and Rocks. Mmm. Delicious ham and oysters. We also have four more $50 cash prizes to give away for your Google Places Muni review, so get to it!
It’s very easy:
1. Go to the SFMTA page on Google Places.
2. Click Write a Review.
3. Write your most entertaining take on a Muni line or on Muni in general. (You can’t select a Muni line on Google Places, so simply write in the review which line you’re referring to).
4. Add the #MuniDiaries hashtag at the end of your review.
5. Click Submit.
There. Fame, oysters, and money may soon be yours.