Second of all- the *screaming*, you know, during Photograph, was LIKE 800 TIMES MORE INTENSE also THERE WAS NO LIGHTS, like PITCH BLACK for all of Lights Out and The Photograph and most of Bad Men
so a total blackout for most of side 3. which was. like. you know how when you’re driving and you r lost youthrn down the music or when you want to hear a really good part of a song u close your eyes? yeah that except instead of music you’re listening to a literal goddess scream at seven hundred fuckung decibels. no lights at all… except. Except. During The Photograph, which was already so much. more. oh my GOD she can SCREAM holyFUCK i literally ASCENDED.
during The Photograph theres one tiny light shining first just on Brittains face, then on Gelseys face. And it looks like they’re at the end of a tunnel like it looks like they’re either closer or further to u that you remembered and holy SHIT it was dramatic
At the end of Hero, between Hero and Midnight, Brittain was *sobbing* like straight up breaking down.
SOLDIER AND ROSE OH MY GOD. so Brittain was like being as flirty as a sophomore fuckboy. shaking her hips, raising her eyebrows, leaning in to Soldier, all that. and Gelsey was just. You know the “fwoosh” noise in soldier n rose that sounds like wind That’s not a synth noise. That’s Gelsey standing there with one of those things where you shake it and it makes a fwoosh sound. one of those Noisemaker Cans that you pick up at party supply stores
so B was like standing a foot from G, totally just like flirting it up, and G was just standing there, holding the Noisemaker Can, looking like completely apathetic. Like, “all my friends are dead” apathetic. Holding it up to the microphone, shaking it occasionally, and boredly glaring at everyone.
during Family Meeting, while Dave/Usher is like “yo Roxie how old are you?” while he’s doing that, Gelsey is bringing him a drink with her head down and. that really changed how I thought abt their family. like. poor Lady Usher honestly!
I Don’t Know was significantly faster. like 50 percent faster.
DHXBJSBXJBSC DAVE DEFINITELY HEARD OUR OUTCRY AND MEMES ABOUT BRENT’S MIC AND LIKE MADE A JOKE OUT OF IT EVERYONE ELSE WAS LIKE. FOUR TO SIX INCHES FROM THEIR MIC AT MOST TIMES. EXCEPT BRENT WAS LIKE KISSING HIS
Usher Part 1 was. legitimately scary and disturbing. gonna sound weird but lady usher gave me Old Prince Bolkonsky vibes but more sympathetic her face was. terrifying. like genuinely aaaaa.
they changed pearls death monologue to include a little more abt rose
oh yeah n also in uh Four Friends In a Room Drinking, Dave n Brent SHOUTED “pretty boys knee”
like Marya-During-ACTP level belt
“HEY THERE TUMBLRITES ITS THE GAY LINE”
during Camera Shop, Rose looked So Fucking Uncomfortable. nervously laughing, playing with her hair, adorable confused face. “whom is this lady and why is she offering me whiskey.”
y'all probably noticed this a while ago but the Camera Shop-Tango Dancer and Monk-Midnight connections were even more obvious in person
also during Four Friends every time (so three out of four) that G&B sang “pretty girls knee” they would give each other this intense stare and raise their eyebrows and smile knowingly and no I do not ship actors that’s gross but uh this was… an interesting touch
OH SHIT FATHERS AND SONS STAGING
someone HAS to get a boot of fathers n sons because IT WAS HILARIOUS but I can’t describe it well
i might have to draw a diagram but it was like so first, G&B take their mics off the mic stands. They walk over to D&B and hold them up to the guys faces while they sing.
Then, when Brent is singing “and if anyone pushes me I’m gonna push him back” and G&B are going “hmmmmmmhmmmm”, they share a mic and Dave holds Brent’s mic.
Then, when everyone sings “bum bum bum bum”, G shares a mic with D, and B shares a mic with uh. other B and G and B walk in circles around D and B like that overshared gif of h******n during cabinet battle 1
holy shit it’s hilarious
also this whole time dave n Brent r bashing the Fuck out of two bongo drums
i really hate to say this but. starchild was underwhelming. it sounded like. the cast album
oh,,, shit. subway. such a FUCKING banger.
the drums for Bad Men were painfully loud and gelsey delivered every line perfectly and brittain’s Fuck Monologue was AMAZING except I was with my overprotective somewhat conservative dad lmao : )
same goes for Roxie’s monologue in family meeting
four friends was just always a good song
ANY KIND OF DEAD PERSON WAS AN AMAZING SONG
did I mention that THE LIGHTS WERE TOTALLY DARK
did I mention that JESUS FUCK GELSEY BELL SCREAMING IS LIKE SO MUCH FUCKING LOUDER AND MORE OF AN EXPERIENCE CLOSE UP
since I’m bad at using my own words for shit: the entirety of The Photograph was grotesque and amazing
oh yeah,,, what’s an audio bootleg,,, totally not something I have,,, if you messaged me asking for an audio bootleg you would uh definitely not get anything in return
Lights Out was adorable
Hero made me CRY
Midnight made me have emotions
The Telescope was kinda average (never been my favorite song) but they did have different lights go on for every star
oh yeah I’m a fucking moron because I honest to got thought Brittain sang Tango Dancer .-.
the cast all went in through the same door as us aaaaa (in fact, @prettyboysknee held the door for Dave Malloy) except Brent entered through a Secret Basement Door apparently??? that Really boosts his cryptid status
the shirts are amazing
AT THE END OF TW&R AFTER THEY GIVE US THE INSTRUMENTS THEY JUST??? LEFT???
LIKE HERES AN ELECTROHARP AND A STRINGMAN AND A BANG-BANG DRUM NOW BYE HAVE FUN
WE KEPT THE TUNES GOING FOR LIKE TEN MINUTES
my nerd of a dad said to me during the Us Music “do you think they’d mind if I went up there and took some booze”
it was. so amazing
did I mention that it was gayer than it sounds on the album
did I mention that HOLY SHIT GELSEY BELL SCREAMING
it was all just so
if I did happen to have an audio boot, i would be glad to message it to anyone who wanted
however, I don’t have one
hey Dave if you’re reading this there’s no audio boot
tl;dr: gelsey bell is an ethereal being, brittain ashford is amazing and beautiful, dave malloy is a genius, and brent arnold is an incredibly talented cryptid
I find it amazing that we have arguments over ships. These characters were created and developed and we have become so immensely attracted to them and the idea that they deserve to be together, that we are willing to fight, and defend them no matter what.
Fandoms aren’t nerdy. We have a voice and we are powerful.