“What was the last thing that made you go, wow?” asked Garrison
Keillor, the smooth-voiced host of A Prairie Home Companion, to a group
of 1,400 at The Moth at Town Hall last week during a celebration of
stories and storytellers. —
Over the course of the night, Keillor and the event’s five other
performers proceeded to answer that question. Naturally, some responses
weren’t suitable for publication—particularly Keillor’s—but Elna Baker’s
moment came when a friend suggested she look at porn on the Internet.
Her first thought was, “Oh wow, you can find it there!” And Tina McElroy
Ansa felt a wonderful wave of surprise the day she lay back on her
hotel bed and saw a star motif on her ceiling (her story for the evening
involved a star).
As Keillor, Baker, Ansa, Mike Birbiglia and Jonathan Ames took to the stage, I found myself contemplating my last “Wow!” moment.
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