Do you even dare to look?

Flea market stash

First flea market was a success, got away with the phantoms green quill from the organ, a set of managers notes , Davis Gaines phantom suit pants(for 10$?!) And Howard’s window card signed …Also some wicked goodies

how long have you traveled  a l o n e ?

                     p e r h a p s   i   n e v e r   h a v e 

didn’t anyone ever tell you? fear is a superpower. fear can make you faster and cleverer and stronger. And one day you’re going to come back to this barn and on that day you’re going to be very afraid indeed. But that’s okay, because if you’re very wise and very strong, fear doesn’t have to make you cruel or cowardly. fear can make you kind. it doesn’t matter if there’s nothing under the bed, or in the dark. so long as you know it’s okay to be afraid of it. So listen, if you listen to nothing else listen to this. you’re always going to be afraid, even if you learn to hide it. fear is like a companion. a constant companion, always there. but it’s okay. because fear can bring us together. fear can bring you home.  f e a r   m a k e s   c o m p a n i o n s   o f   u s   a l l .

(Source: lastisle, via chinatown84)

Anonymous asked: I really admire your post about Phantom bway and opinions.I like to consider myself a phan but not really a part of the 'phandom' because I'm worried that the certain phans who don't necessarily have the same preferences will think I'm beneath them because I like someone they believe is mediocre.On a random note I went to NYC for the first time this summer and when I went to see phantom I thought Norm was great & when I went to meet him at stage door he was so kind it was overall a magical day



Thanks Anonymous.  I’m an active part of the phandom but friends who are fans and cast members.  I work with a well known Phantom.  So I’ve been around. 

It’s sad that people can’t respect other fans who don’t the same actors they like.  I certainly never said in my post that others have to like Norm.  He’s had legit vocal issues and I acknowledged that.  However there’s a difference between saying “I don’t like so and so’s portrayal” and saying “so and so is trash and should be fired” or “if people like so and so then they must be tone deaf”.   I wish people who say things like that would really take the time to think of how their words effect others rather than stick to the “I’m going to say what I want, the way I want and if you don’t like it too bad.  I’ll retaliate.”   You can state your opinion but it doesn’t have to be in a nasty way.  When I’ve reviewed actors, I preface it with “These are my opinions.  If I don’t like an interpretation, it doesn’t mean the actor is crap.  They’re talented or they wouldn’t be on that stage. It’s just my personal preference.”

I find it interesting how Wanderingchild in particular keeps bringing things up and turning words around so that she’s the victim or that Scorpion/Erica is.  I never once singled out any of them.  I wasn’t referring to their comments in particular in my post.  It was the anonymous ones.  But she seems to have dragged Erica in as the victim I was aiming at, when I wasn’t.  Plus seeming to feel I was attacking Wanderingchild herself.

I’m sorry that you’ve felt the need to limit your own opinions on portrayals out of worrying that others will attack you for not sharing the popular opinion.   I know you’re not the only one who shares those feelings.

I haven’t had the chance to see Norm in person yet but I will next week and the week after for fleamarket weekend.  Definitely looking forward to seeing the cast.  I haven’t seen the show since the 25th Anniversary performance.
Great that you got to see him, the show and to meet him afterwards!!

Thanks again for taking the time to write me.  I appreciate that very much.


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