>Tom Waits Fest 7 (1996)
>LA, CA (Oct., 2K)
>Chicago Winter 2000-2001
>New Year's Eve 2000-1 (SF)
>New Year's Eve 2001-2 (NYC)
>NYC (May, '01)
>San Diego (August, '02)
>Burning Man (August, '02)
>Tom Waits Fest 12 (Oct., '02)
>Burnett 15 (April, '03)
>LATE Ride (July, '03)
>Burning Man 2K03 (August, '03)
>New Orleans (May, '04)
>Caius/Lessley Reception (June, '04)
>Keg/Carrie Wedding (June, '04)
>Noelkins Wedding (July, '04)
>X/Kennedy Wedding (Oct., '04)
>Storm King (Oct., '04)
mutable forms of identity. How choosing to act like a certain type of person
- for example, an honest person - can lead to becoming that kind of person.
How trying to be many identities all at once is destructive in relationships.
Yet everyone does it. Every single character in San Francisco, with the
possible exception of Frank Marion, and unlike the characters in Washington
DC, is first perceived as one type of person by Gib, yet each person is
also shown in other lights, pretending to be different. Sometimes as a lark,
sometime for office politics, sometimes as Gib gets to know them better.
Sometimes for fanatical purpose.
Thematic underpinnings to the plot
Gib developing stable, less
assholish, identity is the thematic underpinning of the plot.