Remember Tape Face from America’s Got Talent 2016? He’s currently on tour and I went to see him perform Wednesday, October 11th. Read on for more details.
I had never heard of Tape Face before he was on America’s Got Talent, but apparently, he has been performing for quite some time. Personally, I feel like he was definitely the most talented and entertaining person on the show. But hey, people like cute little girls with ukuleles better, I guess.
I have had these tickets booked for a while, and there was a whole big plan of getting Grandma and Grandpa to come down to Boston and babysit the kids because the show was an hour and a half away and my husband didn’t want me to go by myself.
So off we went! We left at 3PM and arrived in Keene, New Hampshire around 5:45. We went to Margarita’s for dinner and then walked around for a bit before the doors of the Colonial Theatre opened at 7PM. We were in the front row. My theory is that I get to go out somewhere fun without the kids so infrequently that I should treat myself to the best when it happens.
Being in the front row was a must because most of Tape Face’s show involves pulling people out of the audience to participate in skits with him. I wanted to maximize my chances of getting to go up and participate. It’s kind of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Wouldn’t you know it, one of the first few people he tries to get to go up is my husband!! I was a little sad that he didn’t choose me. However, my husband is definitely not a person who would ever go up on stage not knowing what was going to happen, so he refused.
The show was awesome! There were so many different skits I couldn’t even name them all, but there were some of the classic ones that you might have seen on AGT such as the singing oven mitts and the toilet seat, plunger, and horse racing show.
The show was past the half-way point, and I was fairly sure that I wasn’t going to get my chance to go up on stage. However, I was wrong! He shined his flashlight beacon on me and I made my way up. It was easy because I was sitting right next to the stairs. I was more terrified that I was going to trip over my own feet and fall on my face than I was nervous about being in front of 300 people and not knowing what was in store for me.
He brought over two chairs and put them next to each other. Then he showed me a plastic lion. He mimed that he wanted me to do what the lion did. I made a bunch of stupid faces and people laughed. He made the lion pretend to roar, I pretended to roar. He made the lion jump through a paper hoop. I…stepped…through a paper hoop. I thought my time was done and started to turn towards the stairs to head back to my seat. Little did I know I was in for more!
He moved the chairs over so they were both facing the audience, Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay” started playing, and he motioned for me to sit down in a chair. He sat down in the other chair, and looked at me, then looked away when I would look. Kind of like he was pretending to sneak glances on a first date. He scooted his chair over and held my hand. Then he put his face towards mine like he wanted to kiss me. I moved my face over and kind of pecked his cheek. Then he pointed to a certain spot on his cheek like he wanted me to kiss it. So I did…But he moved his face so I ended up kissing him on the mouth! Well. The tape over his mouth. Everyone laughed, I went back to my seat.
I thought my part was over, but it wasn’t quite done. He made me a rose out of tape and brought it over to me! It was such a fun and exciting thing to happen to me.
There were a few more skits, including a really fun one where there was basically a big balloon fight on stage. That was the end of the show, and everyone started filing out to go home. We headed to the car, and our big Tape Face evening was over.
It was definitely one of the most fun nights out that I’ve ever had. It was amazing to get to be called up to participate in not one but two skits. Tape Face was amazingly sweet to me, and I’ll never forget my exciting stage experience.