which character... hmm... i find this hard to answer.
in some ways, i'm a bit of Angel. Looking after my friends, coz their really important to me. but i'm hardly a male cross dresser....
i'm also a bit like mimi. compared to my friends i'm younger, but "born to bad." but i don't do smack....
i'm a bit maureen. i can be a drama queen, and i tend to push other people away by being a bitch. i also love to be loud about issues... and while i'm definetly no lesbian performance artist, i'm pretty political.
to some degree, like Joanne, i like order in certain areas of my life, and i struggle. but i'm certainly no harvard lawyer!
what can i say... i'm a little eckleptic! :o) multiple personalities!
I identify with Joanne. I am not African American, but I am in my 30s, educated, and often in the role of "earth or den mother" for my group of friends. Always a Scout Leader who never gets to "play" much.
Before my current relationship, I was attracted to the "Maureens" of the world and I ALWAYS went back for more!
In many ways, I see Joanne as the steadying voice of reason in Rent. She is often disregarded because is not outrageous or creative, but she rebels in her own ways ("no Doc Martens this time...and a bra..."), like I do. I tend to follow the rules, but I am the one who would bring the rope - and the quiet comments that "technically you're squatters - there's hope" (suggesting that they are only technically breaking the law, but willing to help anyway).
It seems like most of the members here are very close to 20. Was anyone
else here actually a fan back when it opened? Did anyone else see the
OBC? (Just curious.) Is anyone else even close to 30?
An older entry about my entire experience with RENT is here
. Some old school RENThead pictures are here
which character do you identify most with? why?
i'd love it if you'd comment with an actual posting, so we can all reply to each other.
i'll answer with my own lengthy reply soon!
why don't you tell me a few things?How did you find this community, and what made you decide to join?How long have you known about rent? What draws you to it most?Do you have a favourite cast member? Have you met any of them, or had anyone sign anything?
Just tell me/us about yourself!
I first discovered Rent when I was seventeen, (I'm nearly 26 now), while I was at a music camp. My roomate drove me absolutely crazy, because she played the track non stop, and finally i caved, and said, "ok! what the hell is this all about!"
then i went crazy with it, waited in the line(s), won the lottery, snuck backstage to put my name on the wall, fished through trash to get a program, got The Book, and toted that around with me shows, etc, etc.
I have a rent box in my closet, it's a large tupperware container, with various newspaper clippings, a signed shirt (i was on newbury street, eating lunch, when i saw idina eating lunch a few seats away! she stopped and signed my shirt, but wouldn't talk to me, because she had to save her voice for that night's performance....)
that's my introduction so far. more to come, i'm sure!
first of all, I am so happy to see the interest, which was piqued by the advent of this journal! I couldn't believe how many requests I had in my inbox this morning, and I was thrilled. I was thrilled enough to change the settings, so that it became an open membership!
with that all of that said....welcome to the community!
I'm urging each of you to make any suggestions, which come to mind either now or as time passes. I'm receptive to change, and I want to make sure everyone is comfortable, etc.
Don't worry, this page will be getting a major overhaul, once i get a few dollars together to get it alive. In the interim, I will ensure that I do whatever live journal will allow free members.
Let the postings begin!
you asked for it, you've got it.
welcome to the twenty one and over rent community!
i'm looking forward to the advent of new members, and please spread the word!
once you're here, we'll post!
no day but today,