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22 July 2018 @ 01:37 am
Adventures with the band :D  

Wow, it's been ages since I posted anything /o\ But in case anyone is still hanging around here, I figured I post some pics of Matty and co that I took in June :D

It was such a perfect thing to do — go to New York to see The Boys in the Band with my wonderful friends [personal profile] elrhiarhodan , pooh_collector, [personal profile] angelita26 and [personal profile] sherylyn ♥ I know [profile] cookielaura saw the play, too — I hope you're gonna post your share of the fun, too :D

Oh, the play is soooooooo good. Every single one of the boys is brilliant and it was so exiting being so close to them, watching them live on stage ♥ I think the one that surprised me most was Robin De Jesus who plays Emory — I loved him, heee.

Our Matty is more of an observer throughout the play but the first 10 minutes it's just him and Jim Parsons having a conversation while Matty gradually loses all of his clothes :D :D :D And we had such a great seats that I got to see everything — and I mean EVERYTHING when he got into the shower :D :D :D :D :D Now I can die happy, lol :D

Of course part of the fun had to be stage door stalking — I got 7 out of 9, only Jim and Zach didn't come out but all the other boys did, heee. And here are some pics:

1. Standing ovation, of course :D

2. Friday evening

3. Saturday afternoon

This is my favorite one ♥

There's a limit of how many pics I can include in one post, so for the other boys let me just put here two pages from the photobook I made after the trip :P

Tuc Watkins liked the sparkly fedora I was wearing - according to him Brian has underwear like that :D :D :D Brian denied, lol :P

This is now hanging up on my wall ♥

We happened to be in New York during the pride weekend, the city was filled with people wearing colorful outfits, carrying little rainbow flags ♥ A the stage door on Sat there were two elderly gentlemen dressed in colorful suits - they were celebrating their anniversary ♥. I think all the boys noticed their outfits, when Matt stopped by our little corner, he showed them the rainbow socks he was wearing ♥ The cutest thing ever :D That reminds me - we also saw Simon and the boys leaving the theatre Saturday evening ♥ The entire family was there for the weekend ♥ :D

I also have some video clips which I still haven't gotten to sort and convert the proper way. I guess I will post some once I get it done, hee :D I definitely wanna do some gif sets, too :D But for now the pics will have to do :D

Until next time :*

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DJ Jazzy D: reflective mooddavesmusictank on July 22nd, 2018 02:42 am (UTC)
Great pics.Welcome back.
surveysboysurveysboy on July 22nd, 2018 04:37 am (UTC)
Welcome back
Looks to have been an awesome performance. Welcome back and look forward to more of your entries...
leesa_perrie: Neal Sleight of Handleesa_perrie on July 22nd, 2018 06:09 pm (UTC)
Great photos!! And sounds like you had a great (and maybe a little naughty) time too!
Machiavellian Puppet Master: WC--Neal being sneakytjs_whatnot on July 25th, 2018 12:48 am (UTC)
D'awww! That looks like such a great time! ♥♥
Antje: Straussdieastra on August 5th, 2018 09:10 am (UTC)
I really wish I had the money and time to go with you. Going on my own sounded scary and overwhelming but in a group of friends it might be different. This all sounds awesome indeed.

I have not read much about the play, I don't even know what the story is about - when you say he was an observer, what exactly was his role? How much screentime did he have? I always thought he was one of the big three stars, but this sounds more like an ensemble show?

ALL of his clothes? Oh boy ;) Did you know that when going in from reading reviews, or was it a surprise? And perfect seats are perfect! Wouldn't want to sit in upper circle for that LOL
I always want to sit close to stage too, to see their eyes and expressions. Even if it's more expensive.

And stage door pics! I guess I won't have the luck to see Matt at an European convention so stage door is the only way to meet him. Does he recognize you by now?

Side note: on that group picture on the stage he looks so small between all the others!
kanarek13kanarek13 on August 5th, 2018 03:02 pm (UTC)
The basic gist of the play is that friends gather at Jim Parson's home to throw one of the a birthday party but what starts as one innocent evening turns into an ugly mess as more alcohol is consumed and more things are getting said.

Jim Parsons is definitely the main character there, for those 100 minutes he is never in the background, he's always talking, engaging with other characters. All of them are important, their presence has a point but throughout the play sometimes the focus is directed at a specific character while the others become the background. Now, for the first 10 mins it's just Jim and Matt, but then the other boys arrive and obviously they all interact with each other but Matt is usually just hanging around there, throwing in an observation here and there, trying to diffuse the situation when it's getting out of hand. I would say he is sort of like an safety fuse for Jim's character.

What they did during the play - they had these moments where, for example, three of the guys would go into the kitchen, or Matty and Andrew would sit down together and talk, we could see them doing that but the main focus was on Jim and the character he was talking to... I don't know if I'm describing this right, hee... but I liked that, the way they handled it so that no one actually leaves the stage even if it's not their turn to be in the spotlight :D

Zach Quinto is definitely the one with almost no lines, LOLOL... he plays Harold, the birthday boy, and he comes to the party completely stoned so he basically just throws in a line here and there which usually has zero to do with what's going on or is completely the wrong thing to say in a given moments. But every once in a while he says something that just strikes you to the core. It's brilliant but really, he almost has no lines, LOL :D

As for nekkid Matty, I was desperately trying to avoid any spoilers but unfortunately I knew about that before going to see the play. I didn't know it when I was buying the ticket, but then sadly I did find out. It would have been so epic if I hadn't know beforehand :D And the way the stage is built, with two levels, you really don't wanna sit in the first row bc then you can't see the bedroom on the upper level. At the time of purchasing tickets the difference between the premium seats and other seats was only 20 bucks so it was a no brainer to get tickets closer to the stage :D

Antje: Straussdieastra on October 13th, 2018 11:35 am (UTC)
Thank you for explaining it all to me! I probably would have set there and just followed Matt, even if he was doing stuff in the background, and not looking at anybody else. I tend to do that.

I agree, first row is way overrated. Row 5-6 is still enough.

Imagine, if you had not known, you might have embarrassed yourself ;) We once were in Panto with John Barrowman. Panto is usually family show for children, over the top and ridiculous. But in the middle of it Cinderella had a dream and all of a sudden a glittery curtain came down, and out came John Barrowman in black suit and top hat and with a cane and started to dance like Fred Astaire. It was so unexpected and he looked so good that I did let out a squeal LOL

Usually in Panto people are encouraged to boo the bad guys or yell "It's behind you" but unfortunately in this very moment everyone else was quiet so I was the only one. How embarrassing ;)

So I wonder how the general public reaction to the shower scene was? Just stunned silence?
kanarek13: snuggleskanarek13 on October 13th, 2018 12:15 pm (UTC)
Heee, well, sometimes you just have to squeee, it helps when the lights are dimmed :D

Thankfully, it was all silence on audience part, Jim was talking while Matty was taking that shower so there’s that. A few ppl definitely stopped breathing for a sec, lolol :D

BTW, I’m in London this weekend :P Oh, lookie...

Edited at 2018-10-13 09:26 am (UTC)
Antje: Straussdieastra on October 13th, 2018 12:35 pm (UTC)
That's a film festival / film premiere right? I did read about him being in London but I know so little about these things. If it is worth it going on the chance. If there is audience participation (there was a film festival with Sean in the beginning of this year where they had a proper Q&A with audience questions but it was about an old film he had done many years ago).

I just don't want to stand in a crowd for hours and then just see him flash by. I would not even know how and where to get tickets. It's all a bit overwhelming but looks like you have fun! That's a really great picture, very sharp! Mostly these are blurred.

A proper con with picture guarantee would be more to my liking. Plus it's my birthday this weekend and my parents would have been unhappy about no party.
kanarek13: snuggleskanarek13 on October 13th, 2018 01:22 pm (UTC)
I have lost track of bdays /o\ Happiest birthday to you, my friend {{{{hugs}}}}

Eh, with these things there’s always risk it will not pan out. This was the Papi Chulo EU premier and it helped that my top priority was to see the movie and meet some people. Because a lot of fans were coming here, mostly twitter people but squee, cookielaura was able to come, too.

The movie is a work of art, Matt is brilliant in it along Alejandro Patino. A new favorite of mine. I figured if I get lucky with some fannish craziness, it would be an added bonus :D

And boy, did we get lucky. Yup, we were camping outside the cinema for 4h but that was a great opportunity to mingle and get to know people. Director John Butler was first to arrive along with Alejandro and they were just hanging there, chatting with us, taking pics, it was awesome. And then Matty arrived with Simon in tow and of course then things got a bit crazy, not everyone managed to get a pic or have things signed but as you can see, I got autographs and a bazillion of pics, heee. Best part was that Simon was also happy to interact with fans. I can’t believe I actually talked to him - he is sooooooo damn fine!

There was a q&a after the movie and more time to mingle with John and Alejandro. With Matty it was too crazy but again - I wanted pics of him, I got plenty, heee.

So all in all, 100% success :D

But you just never know. Last weekend he was supposed to be at the AIDS walk in Wisconsin and he cancelled at the very last minute. I probably wouldn’t go to anything where just he presence would be the main event bc if it got cancelled, it would be a total waste of money. This weekend was about the movie so I decided to come :D
Antje: Straussdieastra on October 13th, 2018 02:27 pm (UTC)
That sounds all very great! Of course you also need the right weather for it. Wouldn't be much fun in the rain...

I'm all good with camping for hours as long as I have access to a toilet! Talking with fellow fans is always nice, we did that while waiting at the "Much ado about nothing" stage door for David Tennant.

I probably would not want a picture of Matt but rather one WITH him so I guess that is more complicated - especially since I don't have a phone for selfies so someone would have to take it for me.

I wonder if we will get to see Matt's movie in regular cinema?

Maybe if something else pops up, if you could give me a quick shoutout what you plan to do and where I can get tickets I might come along if it's the right time. It's nice that you got to meet Cookielaura!

My birthday is tomorrow so you are in fact early LOL
Antje: Straussdieastra on June 15th, 2019 08:07 am (UTC)
In my newly (re-)found love for Matt I stumbled about the trailer for this and it does look really great! It seems to hit more movies in America now, I wonder if it will come to Europe as well?
kanarek13kanarek13 on June 15th, 2019 08:39 am (UTC)
Hi :) the movie is beautiful but still has such limited availability... but yesterday I found out that it will be shown in Munich during the film festival at the end of the month, so if you can make it there, it's soooo worth it ♥ https://www.filmfest-muenchen.de/en/programm/filme/film/?id=6139
Antje: Straussdieastra on June 15th, 2019 03:33 pm (UTC)
Aww, that really isn't around the corner and I have no money and no vacation days left :(
I have travelled a lot during the past years, first a German convention, then Hugh Jackman concerts and finally a trip to London for another con and Tom Hiddleston in theatre (plus an unexpected look at David Tennant and Mark Gatiss at the "Good Omens" premiere at the same day)

I can't leave work again, we are swamped right now. Do we know if there will be a DVD?