QUOTE OF THE DAY
: What's your name?Lester
: Lester... Lester the Molester Cockenschtuff.Zack
: Wow. That's a great porn name.Lester
: I get to pick a porn name?... Then I want to be called... Pete Jones.
- Zack and Miri Make A Porno
So there I was, watching RENT for the 4th time in my life...
I was so excited because Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp were reprising their roles as Roger and Mark, and another original member, Gwen Stewart, was also there as the "Seasons of Love" soloist. A couple of other people came from the Broadway show as well -- AND it's weird cuz like, they're in my "filmed LIVE on Broadway" DVD! Heee!!! Justin Johnston, you are my favorite Angel!!!!!
Anyways, so there I was, watching RENT for the 4th time in my life...When I saw frigging KEVIN SMITH walking down the aisle!!!
I was like, "Dude... that's frigging Kevin Smith!!!" And as if she read my mind, the woman sitting next to me said, "That's Kevin Smith, isn't it???!" I... didn't know what to do!!! He was sitting on the same row as me on the other side of the theatre! I wanted to get a picture so badly! I mean, the guy changed the way I see things, yo. Opened up my mind forrealz.
Cut to: Intermission
The internal struggle was legit, dudes. Should I? Should I approach him? I mean, he was sitting RIGHT THERE! Then finally I decided that YES -- I will ask for a photo. So I stood up, walked towards him, when all of a sudden he was gone!!! Aaaah!!! My cousin Demi called me on my cellphone wondering where I was (we're sitting in different sections) so I started chatting with her. I thought to myself, "Nah... it's ok if I don't get a pic with Kevin Smith. Nevermind. I'll just meet Demi." So blah blah blah, I was talking to Demi in the phone when suddenly she said, "OMG... SILENT BOB JUST WALKED PAST ME!!!"
Meep!!! That means he's coming back to his seat!! I braced myself and watched him walk down the aisle. I started to approach him, and then decided not to. But then I changed my mind!! And... then... I turned back around. Oh but he's sitting my himself!!! But... maybe he doesn't want to be bothered...
I pretended that I was looking for somebody, so I just walked up and down the aisle right next to him, avoiding his eyes. He probably knew that I was there to talk to him and that I wasn't really looking for anybody. I suck. After pacing the aisle for the 5th time, my eyes noticed the huge bald spot on his head. Then I thought to myself, "Dude... he's just a regular guy with a bald spot. Go talk to him NOW." So I did.
"Hi, Mr. Smith? Is it okay if I get a picture with you?"Yeah, sure! But... I don't think we're allowed to take pictures in here right now.
"Oh, ok. Well, thanks anyway!"
*I turned around and started to leave*Well, maybe after the show?
"Oh! Okay! Thank you so much!"
*I started to leave again, but...*
"Um... thanks again. I just... wanted to shake your hand."
*The humiliation has eaten me up inside and am now ded*
*Kevin Smith extended his hand and I shook it*
"Thanks... again... thank you."Sure, sure! No problem!
"If I see you after the show, I'll get that picture. But if not, it's been nice meeting you!"You too! Thanks!
I realized afterwards that I didn't even tell him my name. After the show, I tried looking for him again but he either a) left already or b) got mobbed by fans so I couldn't see him. Man, I was such a dork! Of all the things I could have said to him I actually went with "I just... wanted to shake your hand?" I mean, I could have said "Chasing Amy
is one of my favorite movies." Or "Zack and Miri Make A Porno
is the most romantic film I've seen this year." I mean, I wanted to give him props for his work, man. But... nooooooooo. God! *headdesk*
RENT was awesome, by the way. The chick who played Maureen sounded very shrill, but she was funny and nice. I was disappointed because couldn't get everyone's autographs, but I had a lot of fun. As long as this show is touring, I will keep watching :)
Anthony Rapp signing autographs
My cousins and I