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Meet The Mythbusters

Thursday night we were treated to Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, aka The Mythbusters, as the Mythbusters Jamie & Adam Unleashed tour played at DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids MI. But what's this subhead about this being the Jamie Farewell Tour? ***



We've found lovely seats at DeVos -- Loge level Left, seats C21-20. These are two single row seats right above the stage. We've used them before and I knew there was an open space in front of the first seat. Perfect for stowing the walker, though Mrs. Dr. Phil had to run it down a small flight of stairs -- this was the first time we've been to DeVos since my 2013 hospitalization.

I chose not to bring one of the big Nikon DSLRs, which is a shame. Previously, I used my second Sony digital camera, but it's packed away somewhere, so I used Wendy's Canon PowerShot A550. I don't like the camera, but was able to get some adequate shots. Despite what it says on the tour website, they allowed photos -- they just didn't want flash. Alas, every time the Canon timed out and shut off, I had to disable the flash. Again. I think it might have gone off twice. There were many other flashes, though. Stupid Canon.


Entrance -- Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. Beret included. My God, they're just like on TV! (grin). (Click on photo for larger.)
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A little banter. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Aw... Adam at 12. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Four young men from the audience of similar height form a weave -- and then their chairs removed. Yes, all the volunteers had waiver forms. They had waiver forms all over the main floor. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Two kids to be be videoed with the high speed Phantom camera at around 1000 fps... making fart noises. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Jamie doing a Q&A with the audience. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Paintballs hurt -- unless you wear a suit of armor... (Click on photo for larger.)
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... even against Jamie's 800 round/minute four barreled paint-machine-gun. Note the barrier in front of the audience. (Click on photo for larger.)
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A well deserved bow. (Click on photo for larger.)
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What a fun evening!

Of course, last year there was Discovery Channel's inept decision to let the Mythbusters B-Team go (DW) (LJ). But... we were given six new episodes back in January 2015 by Jamie and Adam -- and they said there are eight more in the can to be aired this summer.

And remember, don't try this at home.

Dr. Phil

*** It's just the tour -- apparently Jamie doesn't sleep well on the tour bus. On Twitter:
Adam Savage ‏@donttrythis Mar 4
It's true! @jamienotweet is retiring from the tour at the end of 2015. Our spring dates here: http://mythbusterstour.com
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