The Mythbusters were in town this Sunday! Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage took over the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for a couple of hours of fun and science. Though I’m a huge fan I hadn’t actually planning to go, since I’ve got volleyball on Sunday nights, and I didn’t think a live show would really add much to the experience—unlike, say, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, who graced the Vogue Theatre back in November.
But no, this was totally worth it. Adam and Jamie brought lots of audience members, kids and adults, to participate in SCIENCE or play with cool tech like one of their high-speed cameras (ever see someone blowing a raspberry in slo-mo? Fucking hilarious). No explosions, because they couldn’t afford the insurance, but they did have a medley of their best blowing-shit-up moments on a big screen. (including the cement truck. That never gets old).
One thing that struck me was the number of kids, even on a school night. It’s great that their parents are raising them to love science and technology, to question and explore the world around them.