The Weekend that Was
I just want to say, we were forewarned about this weekend and well, it turned out to be a weekend full of stunts ending with yet another torturous few minutes of having a song I used to love being destroyed yet again. But I think there is something very positive to be taken from the weekend and this is about how Darren reacted to the events that occurred.
We all know that Darren spent last Monday in LA. No doubt while there, plans for the weekend of bearding were laid out. And in response this was Chris’ reaction on IG:
Clearly someone was not happy with the plans that were made. And hey, we had a good stretch. Darren managed to avoid having any pictures taken with her as a couple since the Hamptons that were posted publicly.
Fast forward to Thursday and the twitter event. When we all noticed Darren wearing two rings:
This is a trend that continued through yesterday. There are many reasons this could be, but quite frankly, I believe this is Darren very much reinforcing his commitment to Chris as we know on that very evening his “gf” arrived in town as she posted a selfie on snapchat from the same place she stayed the last time she was in San Fran (no doubt she rented the same Air B&B to make it look as if she is staying with Darren). I also think the two rings was his way of warding off the evil in his presence.
Friday afternoon, Darren allows the first picture of himself solely with her in months to be posted publicly. And his face pretty much speaks for itself (just compare his smile to the one above where he is with a random male stranger):
Friday night beardy makes it known that she is once again attending Hedwig (really what significant other has to announce it each and every time they see their bf in a show? Its beyond ridiculous). And clearly this time she was on a mission as she failed to get one couple photo the last time she was in San Fran. But Darren was on his A game that night. For the first and only time since July 19, 2015, our favorite joke reappeared as confirmed by multiple sources (he has not used the joke since, making the impact even greater. He was making a point very publicly and no doubt his goal was to embarrass her):
I love that fact that she had to sit in the audience, much like Opening Night when he very obviously gave her the finger, and just accept it and smile. No doubt he paid for it later that night, but he made his point clear. On a night when it was supposed to be about beardy, he started an absolute riot by bringing back the Col-Fur joke and reminding us of his co-star, someone he has not spent one minute with publicly since Glee ended in March 2015. Is there even a question as to what his point was? He may have to pretend to be with beardy, but it is very obvious where his heart lies.
We did get a cast outing that night, that seemingly involved his lady. There is the diner pic. There is a lot to be said about that picture. At a very minimum, it is clear that she was not sitting in that booth and that the picture is staged (no room for her and no food for her on the table). I am going to leave it at that as there are many differing opinions on that pic.
Saturday, our girl spends her day walking around San Fran and Day Drinking. Mercifully it appears she stays away from Hedwig. But Darren continues to make his true feelings know with the following tweet:
Why at 7:03 PST (my twitter is EST) did Darren chose to respond to this fan? And honestly, that fan knows about Hedwig, The person is asking about So Gallant. But Darren decides to talk about Hedwig as he needed to respond to this particular person. Look at Lamees icon. I mean, of all the fans Darren could have responded, he chose a person who had Chris as his/her twitter pic. And it gets better. The individuals bio mentions Klaine and not too long before the exchange with Darren had tweeted excitement over the return of the Colfur Joke, We have talked about this many many times. Darren is a very intelligent man. He has been playing this game for a long long time. This was very intentional and for the second time in 24 hours he reminded us of Chris-A person that as far as we know he has not seen in 19 months. No doubt of the intention- he wants to remind us of the person he is madly in love with and is not allowed to tell the world.
Of course, I figured we got away too easy on Saturday. Once again, she announces her presence at Hedwig for yesterday’s matinee (we already know you are there, you do not have to post on Snap each and every time you head to the Golden Gate Theater with your Hedwig inspired footwear). Even better she has to let us know she is backstage after the show by posting the sign. As if we should be shocked that one is allowed backstage when their “bf” is the star!!
And then we had the party. A party I think Darren was not over enthused about attending (which is sad, it was a party from what I understand to celebrate him and Hedwig in San Fran):
I do believe this was Darren sharing that he was exhausted and likely dreading the night ahead. No doubt the “duet” was pre-planned and he knew what he was going to be forced to do. And sadly, just a few hours later he was on stage performing and allowing a perfectly fine song to be absolutely ruined.
So yes, this morning, when the first thing I was greeted with was another awful rendition of What’s Going On, I felt sad and distraught. I constantly question what power it is that she can force Darren into continuing this charade? How can she force him to continuously embarrass himself (which pretty much is every time she is present)? I wish I knew the answers to these questions. I hate that this is happening and I continue to worry about Darren’s physical and emotional well being.
And I remind myself that her getting him to perform with her is something she craves and something she needs. And from the bearding perspective, we all know that one of the purposes she agreed, was to promote herself as a musician. And no better way then to perform on stage with the celebrity she is associated with. And have it posted on Social Media.
I think my point is however, no matter how distraught, how depressing these events seem, or how much I worry about Darren, the important thing about this weekend is that Darren is fighting, more than I have seen him fight in a while. He complied with what he was told to do, he spent a weekend promoting her. But he also spent the weekend rebelling and letting it be known to anyone paying attention that he was not happy. He spent his weekend trying to embarrass her. And a weekend reinforcing that his heart belongs to one person, and one person only. And his name is Chris Colfur.
I personally am very proud of him for speaking and speaking loudly. I just hope this nightmare for him ends soon. Sometimes I fear that whatever hold she has is just too strong. But I have to hold out hope that good will prevail in the end.