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Mon, Feb. 13th, 2006, 04:54 pm
justfortoday: dead zone!

it seems as though entries have been pretty sparse over on this board, and thusly, I'll take it upon myself to get things warmed up a bit.

How are you feeling about the fact that the movie has seemingly made far too many teenagers/young adults absolutely insane? It seems as though they've decided that they're die hard rent heads just because they paid nine dollars to see the movie once. It's actually driving me crazy. I feel like shouting, "Why don't you sleep on the street with the temperatures hovering below zero before waxing on an on about how much rent has changed your life!"

Or. I could be entirely wrong, and people actually like what sensationalism has caused.


Tue, Feb. 14th, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)

In ways I think you really cant be a true fan until you've experienced the stage show. like REALLY experienced it.

oh now the BEST moment at the Neder was when someone looked at the SOL doors and asked if the OBC was back in the show.

people walk into the show thinking they are going to see exactly what the movie brought to them. Matt is NOT Anthony and clearly whoever the Roger is isn't Adam and his long hair.

To experience it live isn't a privledge. its easy to do, and its shitloads better than what the movie became. its not the end all Rent thing.

Tue, Feb. 14th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)

To experience it live isn't a privilege. its easy to do, and its shitloads better than what the movie became. its not the end all Rent thing.

haha, that reminded me of "seasons of hype" a la Forbidden Broadway--

How sadly *clap* ironic *clap* that a story about friends... is.. never to be seen by "The Life" just the rich who like trends!

Tue, Feb. 14th, 2006 09:17 am (UTC)

Well, for some people it's not easy to see the show on stage, cause they don't have the cash or live a few hundred miles away from any place it's actually playing :)
It bugs me when people say they love rent and haven't even heard the OBC recording, or read the original libretto or anything ("what is Halloween?" "A Fight? in GBL???") but consider themselves the biggest rentheads ever...
on the otehr hand there are 'rentheads' who'll tell you you're not a real fan since you haven't seen the OBC, or you've seen the show 'only' ten times, or you never rushed, or you've only seen non-eq shows...
I'm almost glad the only prod over here closes before they release the movie, I don't think I could deal with it...