Sunday, July 9, 2017

Orlando Cringe: The Valentine Show!

The Orlando Cringe Valentine Show was held at The Abbey (100 S Eola Dr, Orlando, Florida 32801). The evening consisted of four brave souls who shared stories of unrequited love, cringe worthy love poetry, and a victory or two from their childhood journals. My favorite couple read from their college journals. He was desperate and often asking for forgiveness and she was career focused. It was enlightening to hear their opposing viewpoints. It was also reassuring because it was clear that the couple found common ground since they are together to this day.

An ongoing joke was about Axe fragrance for men. A poet came out and read a very over the top sappy love poem and then sprayed Axe fragrance. I felt sorry for the folks in the front row, but it was the funniest moment of the night.

Four couples also took part in a Newlywed Game. It was fun to see couples who had been together for years who knew nothing about each other. Two women who had just started dating swept every round to take the prize.

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