Recap: Welcome To Night Vale Live Episode The Debate
A special episode performed as part of the live tour. The official version can be bought on Night Vale’s official bandcamp or iTunes.
Original music by Disparition, with the Weather being ‘Promise to the Moon’ by Jason Webley.
Despite the mayors of Night Vale being ultimately decided by interpreting the strange pulses emanating from Hidden Gorge, the community radio station is hosting a mayoral debate with the three candidates: The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home, Hiram Mc Daniels
(literally a five-headed dragon), and Marcus Vanston, the town billionaire. During the course of the election, there are periodic reports of the closure of Night Vale’s road due to deer, who are suspected of having taught themselves advanced mathematics, telepathy, and short-range time travel, and are launching themselves at vehicles in order to experience the suffering of others. This is understandably causing some issues, both physical and temporal.
After the opening statements of why the candidates should be mayor, the debate takes questions from the community on the issues facing the town, such as school education, the civilization living under Lane 5 of the Bowling Alley, and, the Glow Cloud. During this session, Erika (who is not an angel because angels don’t exist) calls twice, and Marcus Vanston first breaks into inexplicable tears and then ascends to a higher plane of existence and as such cannot be legally discussed. Steve Carlsberg also calls, and Cecil reacts… badly
The debate is just about to be wrapped up, when a strange glowing portal appears, from which springs Kevin. Kevin is SOOO excited to finally come to Night Vale, recognising Cecil’s booth as the alternate radio station from ‘The Sandstorm’, and after small talk, announces that Strex Corp
’s yellow helicopters, ever-present since their acquisition of Night Vale, will be dealing quickly with the deer issue. Kevin then leaves, promising Cecil that he’ll be seeing him very soon.