Mom Pony and Aunt Finduilas sneaked in as promised. My advisor was there, along with the rest of the U of C ethnomusicology faculty, and lots of friends, including the INPOD! I got lots and lots of really good questions, and I know now where this is going to go in its transformation into the third chapter of La Dissertation.
And my advisor was just beaming and said it was "high on the applause-o-meter."
Now I'm at home with the Pony Parents, having earned some serious vegging out.