Tour Bus Diaries: Refreshed in Richmond

By Adam Savage

Adam's back on the road and the tour shows after a few lovely days off. Today, he's in Richmond, Virginia!

We had a lovely couple of days off. What I did is my own business, thank you. About my time to myself, it will suffice to say that Marcus Samuelson's restaurant Red Rooster in Harlem is amazing. That's it.

I woke up Wednesday for a flight to Richmond, VA.

The two days off left me feeling nice and rested. Relaxed, even. The crew, when I arrived, clearly felt the same. We were ready for a good show.

But before I get to that, I managed to find a fantastic antiques mall on the way from the airport! Probably 10,000 square feet. I didn't end up buying anything, but spent an hour drinking it in. Just my kind of browsing.


I hadn't been to Richmond before. The warmer temperatures were quite welcome, as were the amazingly gorgeous houses on Monument Avenue. Just as I was thinking that the view looks pretty much unchanged over the last 200 years, the driver told me that they filmed a lot of Lincoln here. No wonder.

Richmond's Landmark Theater is a real piece of history. Check this out.

Looks like a regular back stairwell in any theater. But check THIS out:

Yep. That is the location of "The Kiss."


The show was great. By that I mean the crowd was great. Warm, and full of that Southern hospitality that you hear so much about. It's no lie. We felt very welcome and got some terrific high-speed shots with the locals.

Here's our weird and funny shot from last night.

I can't think of a caption for this. Can you?

Tomorrow is Bethlehem, Pa., and a TON of my friends and family. Whee!

While on tour for the Behind the Myths stage show, Adam is blogging about his adventures and exploration of each city he visits. Here are his previous entries: