Event time. Ready, set, go.
We can all remember the worst show we’ve seen. So why are the better ones harder to recall?
Well, rather than endeavour to find the answer, I took a shortcut and asked people to simply try. Read on and enjoy!
And it was just magical. The best part was the flying carpet because it really flew on the stage and I spent the whole time trying to figure how it did so, as I couldn’t see any strings or anything. Afterwards I think we found out it was like a big hover board, which was really cool. But it just captivated me and my best friend. Both of us just starred in amazement as we watched this actual flying carpet and heard these amazing voices sing ‘A Whole New World’ (which even I knew). I just remember thinking that I was feeling exactly what I was supposed to be feeling as I watched a Broadway show…”
IAmDonovan at CoolBeans4, writer of all things rated ‘cool beans’.
“…I still don’t know how they got away with what they did. They juggled chainsaws, there were motorbikes… All this chaos inside a tent. We didn’t know who they were, and we almost didn’t go…
I just remember this one incredible moment where a man, no shirt, was lowered from the ceiling, hanging upside down on a trapeze, playing a clarinet. You’re already thinking ‘wow, that looks like hard work’, and when he finished, he put it away, and lit a cigarette. I’ll never forget it”.
Laidig Snr at Insight Expedition, said company director, and still claiming to be related twenty-odd years on.
“I was 14, and I think our tickets to the show were last minute, meaning there were two together in the stalls, and one loner in the front row. I didn’t really want to take it, mainly because I didn’t want to be at the front of a potentially bad show. Boy am I glad that I took it.
The only way I can describe that night and, more specifically David Tenant, was like a ball of explosive energy. Every silence was filled with the crackle of static, preempting an impending outburst; every stillness had Tenant perched, ready to pounce. Because of that spectrum, it made the vulnerable moments between Jimmy and Alison so much more fragile. The ending, where Jimmy ‘the bear’ and Alison ‘the squirrel’ meet as animals, and after all the torment of miscarriage, death and separation between them, made for such crushing viewing you felt like you were imposing by watching it.
Laidig at Laidig’s Broadway, y’all know me.
Next deadline: 26th October
That’s it for round one, and a thank you to my submitters. Now you know the rules, get submitting for the next batch!