sibling and i were obsessed by the musical, in the heights circa 2009. sibling whittled a little sonny and boy did he work his adorable tush for our lolz. hands down the favourite thing we ever thought of, purely measured by seeing how we exceeded our capacity to be entertained by stuff that no one but the two of us get.
i did for new years and it was fun as can be had after a 12 hour greyhound’s special humble pie tour of new jersey, followed by a mammoth head cold and congestion in a city barely able to deal with a blizzard.
but it was cool since we went to watch a couple of broadway shows that were closing and to meet the good people in those shows. we saw in the heights, two years to the very day after we first won tickets. goosebumps. these talented people somehow made the show better with time. it was also nice to go back stage and say hi to the folks working on and off stage. no pictures so you’ll just have to believe me. shout outs to lin, doreen and doug for spotting us among the crowd. this set will stay etched in our memories forever.
we then randomly ran into this handsome fella, george akram (photo from the internet dah).
he is supremely nice and gave us the modestly named best tour of the palace theatre ever the next evening. this is from the stage:
my phone is not a good camera. george is neato. we tried and tried to catch west side story before it closed jan 2, but couldn’t get tickets. raaarrrr. but we hung out, the sibling and i, throwing around ideas for future in the heights related youtubes. that was actually half productive.
furthermore, we visited the met and saw fireworks and ate much much food. all in other, more photo-laden posts. adieu.
the sibling and i are mad fans of this one broadway show. we were obsessed with the music, we worked on youtubes animated by the sibling and t-shirts, which got some attention because of which we got to meet some of the folks from the show and the fans. an unbelievable 2009.
i used to listen to the songs as i ran in the gym. most tunes are super joyful and dance-able. then there’s paciencia y fe, which was a great song so i didn’t skip it, but by the end i’d be bawling as i ran. like tears, literally. people thought i was dying.
the show is closing in jan. a huge deal since it was not only the first broadway show we’ve ever seen, but because for a brief time in our lives, it was our lives. i’m doing my best to try to watch it one more time. be there in nyc around new year’s and maybe catch some of the original cast members’ epic return. but until then, i’ve gone back to the youtubes for a refresher of how addicted we could get to something: