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a list of moments™ in musical theatre

-STAYYYYYY LITTLE VALLLLLENTIIIINE STAYYYYYYYYY and then the pause and the sudden decrescendo into “each day is valentine’s dayyyyy”
-ITS FROM JAPAAAAAAAAN and everything about that song
-all of “raise a little hell” and “this world will remember us” and everything about laura osnes and jeremy jordan
-the acapella part in “two by two” when they’re all clapping and some people are echoing and its just Pretty
-the harmonies on “moonlight swiiiiims”
-dum da da dum da da dum da da dum da da DUM DA DA DUM DA DA DUM DA DA DUM DA M A C A V I T Y M A C A V I T Y
-the dirty bum bum bum bum the dirty bum bum bum bum bum HE HAD IT COMIN
-and i dug deep down to the bottom of my soul…and cried…'cause…i…felt…N O T H I N G
-will i ever make a sound………………ON THE OUTSIDE ALWAYS LOOKING IN and the lights change and then you burst into sobs
-YOU ARE NOT ALONE (YOU ARE NOT ALONE) YOU ARE NOT ALONE (YOU ARE NOT ALONE) YOU ARE NOT YOU ARE NOT ALONE (YOU ARE NOT ALONE)…even when the dark comes crashing through when you need a friend to carry you and when you’re b r o k e n o n t h e g r o u n d…………Y O U W I L L B E F O U N D
-do you KNOWWWW how great my life is
-and your keys OH OH OH OH your ring of keeeeeeeyyyys
-FAAAME (I’M GONNA LIVE FOREVERRRR)
-TURN BACK OH MANNNNNNN BA DA DA DUM B O W !!!!
-literally all of grease the musical
-or if i were a bell i’d go DING DONG DING DONG DINGGGGGG
-evERYthing’s comING up roSES and daFFOdils
-OHHHH MAMA WELCOME TO THE SIXTIIIIES
-in new york you can JUST YOU WAIT in new york you can JUST YOU WAIT in new york you can be a new man IN NEW YORK NEW YORK JUST YOU WAIT
-the entirety of satisfied
-we won we won WE WON W E W O N
-if you stand for nothing burr what’ll you fall for …. i wanna be in the room where it happens the room where it happens……………and then the rest of that song from that point on
-its my candy store its my candy (mezzo harmony) its my candy store its my candy (soprano harmony) its my candy store its my candy STOOOOOORE WOAH OH WOAH
-YEAHHHHHH FULL STEAM AHEADDDD TAKE THIS DEAD GIRL WALKINNNNNG
-SEEEEEE YOU AROUNNNND (WHY-OHHHHH) AROUNNNNNNNND (WHY-OHHHHHHHHH) WOAHHHHHHHHH WOAH WOAH OH OHHHHH I’LL BE DOWNTOWNNNNN
-into the woods !!!! into the woods !!!! yes into the woods and out of the woods and HOME BEFORE DARK
-everybody say yeaheeeeyeah (yeaheeeyeah)
-i am so much better ……… THAN BEFORRRRRRRRRRRE
-who am i ….. TWO FOUR SIX OH ONNNNNE
-REDDDD THE BLOOD OF ANGRY MENNNNN
-every day a little deaaaaaaaaaath (and then they hold the note for a million years and its heartbreaking)
-WE ARE REVOLTING CHILDREN LIVING IN REVOLTING TIMES
-and andrey isn’t here……………(massive door slam)………………RAZ DAV TRI (the whole room lights up and you’re sobbing) AND THIS IS ALL IN YOUR PROGRAM
-the harmonies on the second AND THIS IS ALL IN YOUR PROGRAM
-i pity you i pity me i pity you AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
-all of no one else because denée benton is a princess
-dollllllokhovvvv the assassinnnn
-its alright natasha … i’m heeeeerrrre … so neeeeaaar …
-IS THIS HOW I DIE (extreme jazz™ plays)
-my brother is quite madly in love ………. he is quite madly in love with YOU my deeeeeeaaaaarrrr yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah ohhhh OHHHHHHHHH OH HOW SHE BLUSHES HOW SHE BLUSHES
-amber gray in general
-I W I L L L O V E Y O U A N A T O L E
-natalie natalie natalie i must love you or die NATALIE NATALIE NATALIE
-remember me to s t e s h k a THERE GOODBYE GOODBYE GOODBYE
-AND THE WORLD WILL KNOW
-THERES CHANGE COMIN ONCE AND FOR ALLLL
-I’M ALIVE I’M ALIVE I AM SO ALIVE
-and i’ll be happily happy yes happily happy and thoroughly SATISFIIIIIIIED
-the phantom’s theme
-ooooh oooooooooh ooh ooh JOIN US LEAVE YOUR FIELD TO FLOWER
-all of the Pulizter Prize winning musical Rent™
-LETS DO THE TIME WARP AGAINNN
-i c e c r e a m … he bought me i c e c r e a m …vanilla i c e c r e a m … IMAGINE THAAAAT
-THE HILLS ARE ALIIIIIIVE
-every single song in spring awakening what a jam™
-SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORRRRRRRRRGE
-if i could concentrate…………I’D BE IN THE FOLLIES
-FREELY FLOWS THE BLOOD OF THOSE WHO M O R A L I Z E
-play it coooooooooool boy
-defying gravity as a whole
-FIYERRRRRRROOOOOOO
-ease on down ease on down the roooooaaaaad

MONSTA X ‘Beautiful’ tour in Chicago - Highlights

  • So many fan projects!!
  • Starting the concert late bc they opened the doors late and everyone was stuck in the merch line
  • MONSTA X looking fine as usual
  • Opening with ‘Beautiful’
  • Introductions that included Jooheon beat-boxing and Minhyuk saying, “My favorite word is ‘gorgeous’… You’re so gorgeous.”
  • So much dabbing
  • All the members using English as much as possible
  • The translator having an oddly attractive voice
  • Wonho commenting on this and the translator saying “Oh…. um… ‘Our translator’s voice is very handsome.’”
  • Minhyuk/Jooheon hyping up Wonho’s muscles whenever he took off his jacket (”MU! SCLES! MU! SCLES!” “Make some noise for his muscles!”)
  • Jooheon saying Chicago is the best because they have delicious (and apparently salty?) pizza
  • Always leaving a spot for Hyungwon. Having seven standing mics onstage, Shownu/Kihyun putting their arms around the space Hyungwon was supposed to stand…
  • Their competition on who was the most romantic feat. ‘Flower Cafe’ (Jooheon won)
  • Sharing water bottles
  • Kihyun looking like a vampire prince the whole time
  • During ‘White Sugar,’ I.M shouting “Alright, who wants toffees?” and MONSTA X throwing candy into the crowd while Wonho ate one
  • Wonho performing ‘From Zero’ and thanking us for loving it even without Hyungwon
  • Shownu/Minhyuk/I.M performing ‘24K Magic’ and all 3 killing the raps
  • 2CHAIN
  • The translator accidentally saying “This is our last song” and all the members being like “No! Don’t listen!”
  • Legendary remix of ‘Rush’
  • Minhyuk’s hair sticking up and Jooheon fixing it for him
  • I.M forgetting his water was uncapped and spilling it everywhere
  • Before the (actual) last song, Minhyuk saying “Our last song is Bruno Mars ‘Versace on the Floor’” and Shownu singing it
  • Group photo with Monbebe
  • Right before they left, pretending to descend into the floor but there was no descending platform

on the would be 69th birthday of fallen revolutionary, fred hampton, i want to repeat this rare story deminta frazer told during the combahee river collective and the black feminist tradition panel at socialism 2017.

*~*when frazer was around 15/16 she used to spend her mornings volunteering with the free breakfast program at the chicago chapter of the black panther party where hampton was stationed. she mentioned when she entered her teen years she was routinely cat called and harassed but hampton was one of the only men who totally respected her agency and would pull her to the side to ask her how she was doing. frazer said something along the lines of ‘he showed the love and respect that black men can show to black women’ and that influenced how she accepts the same treatment from every dude that comes her way.

when he was murdered in cold blood by the chicago pd with fbi cointelpro intelligence, she was devastated that a man who had such a profound impact on her understanding of solidarity was taken at the tender age of 21. *~*

i had the quotes from the panel but can’t find it atm. this is just based off memory but wanted to share bc i was deeply moved by her honesty and was really really REALLY happy to hear this about fred. once u dig deep with a lot of male iconoclast figures, their relationships with women can be sus to say the least.

Potential Threats to Mythical Beasts Seeing the Tour of Mythicality (an incomplete list):

  • Singing 
  • Rhett playing the guitar 
  • Rhett’s arm slung casually around Link while they sit ridiculously close together on a couch 
  • Rhett’s hand going anywhere near the small of Link’s back 
  •  Either of them calling the other one “baby" 
  • Shirtlessness 
  • "I’m dead” move 
  • Rhett’s hands on Link’s face 
  • Rabbit Lightning 
  • Costumes 
  • Cafuning 
  • Wet Rhett 
  • Rhett in Link’s glasses
  • Link winks 
  • The sound of Rhett’s laughter
  • The eyebrow 
  • Bleps 
  • Glasses nudges 
  • Talking to them 
  • Hugging them
  • Smelling them