Okay. *takes a deep breath and tries to hold brain together for at least a little while longer so this post can be made*
got here last night not long after I got offline. After we went to get some dinner, she proceeded to try to pimp me into SGA using songvids, which, I will admit, weren't completely without effect. I now know that McKay has a very good angsty face, Joe Flanigan has a very expressive face, that they've got great chemistry, and that I need a new fandom like a hole in the head. So, I may just end up being sucked into it.
Did you know that the directions that we had (both this time and last time) to get up to the Trenton train station had us do the absurd thing of getting onto I-295, then onto the NJ Turnpike, and then *back* onto I-295. After going both ways (for various reasons) my question is why? It doesn't seem like much of a difference. Though, if you're getting directions to go to the Trenton train station, get them off Mapquest, not the NJ Transit site because their directions are *really* weird and will take you through (and, if you're not careful, drop you off) in the ghetto a couple blocks from the train station.
But we got up to NYC without any real event and after grabbing a bite to eat, made it over to the Shubert Theatre in time for the show. (And, literally, just in time.)
Our seats? Front Row, Orchestra, just off center. GAH!!!
It was *amazing*. Tim Curry kicked ass (but would we really expect anything less?). David Hyde Pierce kicked ass. Sara Ramirez has *such* an amazing voice - wow. And I really loved Christopher Sieber too, who played Sir Dennis Galahad, The Black Knight, and Herbert's Father. (I had seen him a year or two ago in the short-lived series "It's All Relative" and when I saw he was in this, was like, "Oh, look, I know that name." But now I'm definitely a fan.)
Alan was great in his roles (Sir Lancelot, The (main) Knight Who Says Ni, Tim the Enchanter, and the French Taunter). I love the fact that he can do so much different voice stuff too (since the French Taunter is, obviously, French; Tim's Scottish; and the Knight has an odd high voice). And I loved his song "His Name is Lancelot" - which showed me that he has a *very* nice body and especially his upper arms. And my love, in general, for him has been reaffirmed.
After the show, we hung out at the stage door with a bunch of other people (but not *that* many) and waited to see who came out. (But, sadly, not Tim Curry.) David Hyde Pierce did and he seemed adorable, very nice with everyone. A few others in the cast came out and they were all very nice. And I was very excited and happy because Alan (obviously!) and Chris came out. I got both of them to sign my notebook. (It wasn't personalized, but that's okay, because I. still. got. it. signed.)
I had gotten Chris' autograph and then, as I was getting Alan's, Chris left with (I'm 99% positive) his partner, so as they were circling around behind the group, I went and got his attention and told him how much I had liked "It's All Relative" and we chatted for a moment or two and he was very gracious and a sweetheart and not like, "Oh, I should be nice, but I don't really want to." And at one point I briefly, and reflexively, put my hand on his arm and then he put his hand on my arm and when the conversation ended, he reached down and squeezed my fingers. He's quite cute and much bigger than I expected him to be. (Here's a picture for anyone who's interested.
) So, yes, am definitely crushing on him now.
Then I went over to where nakedwesley
had moved to, on the side of the crowd, and got to meet Alan. He's also a sweetheart. We both got pictures with him and as we were talking, she mentioned it was my birthday, so he was like, "Happy birthday." And I asked if we could take him out to dinner to thank him for everything, but he said no because he was busy. But...
After a bit of wandering around and grabbing dinner, we made our way home. And on the train ride back, we finished reading an SGA McShep fic by rageprufrock
had printed out that we had started on the way in. So, if I get into this fandom, I'm blaming you lot
as well. (And I may just have to friend her again, so I can get the rest of that fic when she finally writes it and posts it.)
So, we had a *great*
time. I wish it wasn't over yet. And I'm going to leave you all with one more pic of Chris Sieber
And, Kath, I'll send you that vid tomorrow.