In which Elena writes about:
“He comes from Binghamton and works for the Roanoke Times. What does he know?” she writes. “Please do not cancel your show in Roanoke. Some of us transplants need to hear another New York accent and a joke that doesn’t have “Y’all” in it.”
To which I would add: What does she know? She’s a Patti Smith fan who did cartwheel when she found a Roanoke Valley store that sells Breakstone Whipped butter.
I doubt Seinfeld will cancel the show, Elena. He’s already found enough suckers to fill half the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre at the Civic Center — at $72 and $82 a head.
Let’s do that math. The joint has 2,148 seats. That means they’ve already taken in almost $80,000 in ticket sales.
If Seinfeld gets 75 percent of that, he’d be passing up a $60,000 payday (for a 2-hour show). Why would he do that?
It might behoove the Civic Center, however, to spell his last name correctly on their flashing light board that faces I-581. I’ve already had reports from readers that it’s now spelled “Seinfield.”
BTW, Elena, do you own a personal computer? Do you know who the first mass-producer of those was? IBM. Do you know where that company started?