Man, I have had the BEST two days. I’m on my phone but I really want to just write this out so I apologize in advance that there’s no read more.
I had the incredibly lucky chance to see Hedwig twice again. My friend won the lotto for Tuesday, and I bought tickets for tonight. And man oh man, this was such an experience this time. It was last time, but this time. I just have to talk about it (even if it’s to myself).
I mean, Darren is phenomenal, of course. No doubt about it. At this point in time, it’s very obvious that he’s taken ownership of the role. And the music and lyrics. He knows Hedwig so well, and it shows. He IS her. I’m a Hedwig fan (albeit biased because I love Darren too) but he is by far my favorite Hedwig. And I got to hear the “genuine chris col-fur” joke with my own ears (which I really wanted to) so I’m just so happy. I was second row today, so of course, given my luck these past two days, he spit all over my face. It was hilarious.
But my luck runs beyond that! I met Mike Potter, who does wig and makeup, and got a wonderful pic with him. He’s so funny. I met Lena Hall! Got a picture with her too. And of course told her how spectacular she is and how wonderful her voice is. I got a picture with Matt Duncan too.
And I met Rebecca! And I said to her what I’ve been wanting to say to her for a while, which is that her wearing her natural hair out is such an inspiration to me. And she appreciated it so much. She hugged me. We took a picture together. But I really wanted her to know how important that is to me. She was so great about it. And she told me that she had seen me singing along and dancing during the show. Particularly one part where I do a little drum bit during Wig In A Box. She said when she was in the audience, she used to do that. So, she saw me and she saw my big hair and thought, “Who is that?”
And then to top it all off, Darren. DARREN EVERETT CRISS. I said to him, “I know you get this a lot but thank you for everything. Thank you for all the wonderful experiences.” And he turns to me and says, “You. You were rocking out in the audience today, and I saw that. And it’s just so great to look out and see that. You spoiled us. So thank YOU.” That is SO gratifying. Both as a Hedwig and Darren fan. I am so happy he could tell how happy I was to watch his show. And I hope he takes it as a testament to how fantastic his performance is.
And I’m just a mess. I’m a total complete mess from this whole trip because this is so much more than I expected/asked for, and I am so, so grateful for it.