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All my sensitive life I've waited for a work of art that can best be described with the word/s 'ooga-booga.' That work is 'Vamp' by Oscar Bettison.
I heard about Reagan's death afterward at a bar near the performance. Since I was born the day he was elected, & have a letter from his office thanking me for my birth, & I like special Defense & going Dutch, this was a bit personal. And since the 'Erik Kennedy, your days are numbered' message went up on the stall wall that one time. I assumed I wouldn't live out the night, and I proceeded to mimic an accelerated version of his dotage, forgetting both when he was elected (1979), & when he was inaugurated (March 1981). All wrong. I forgot the politics & remembered the high spirits. Thanks & goodbye.