Folks buying tickets for Riverdance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City were shocked yesterday to see six Kindles join the line for tickets. Amazon's electronic readers told their fellow ticket buyers that they love Irish music and dancing. "What better way to spend St. Patrick's Day," one of the Kindles told the group, "than going to a 15th anniversary performance of this hit show."
"We've never seen Riverdance," one of the other Kindles said. "After all, 15 years ago when it started, we weren't even around. We were just a gleam in the eye of our daddy, Jeff Bezos."
The crowd was amazed to see the grit and resourcefulness of the little Kindles, all of whom were dressed in jackets of beautiful kelly green leather. When it was their turn at the ticket window, they simply made a little ladder climbing on top of one another so that the one on the very top could reach the counter and buy the tickets -- 50 of them, since lots of their Kindle friends wanted to come as well. "We've heard," one of them said with disgust, "that some iPads and Nooks are planning to crash the party and come to the show on the same night." One of the other Kindles piped up, "Yeh, those guys are always following us around, trying to imitate us. Johnny-come-latelies. But we're hoping the St. Patrick's Day tickets will be all sold out by the time they get around to hitting the box office. Let them celebrate elsewhere," he said with a dismissive wave of his little hand.
One of the folks on the line asked if spending St. Patrick's day at Riverdance meant that Kindles are Irish. "Everyone," the Kindle leader replied, with eyes twinkling, "is Irish on St. Patrick's Day."