The other day I finally had the opportunity to admit something I have been afraid to say for a very, very long time. It just sort of happened before I even knew what was happening. Someone said it first and I was quick to give him the ol’ “Hear! Hear!” I have spent five years convincing myself that something must be wrong with me on account of everyone seems to unanimously hold the opposite opinion of mine. But now I have been infused with the courage to say something here, because what is a blog if not an excuse for me to make overly unimportant and self-indulgent announcements such as this? So I’m just gonna say it and be done with the matter. Ready? Here I go. I’m gonna say it. I will. Okay.
Oh, I can feel your disappointment from here!
I mean, I liked it well enough. But I was mostly kinda sorta disappointed in the whole thing? I even tried to give it a second chance five years later and well, I did still tear up during Defying Gravity if that counts for something?
Here’s what happened: the day before I saw Wicked for the first time I saw Jersey Boys for the first time and that was pretty much the moment Wicked was toast. If you have been so lucky to see Jersey Boys, then I think you understand what I am saying because Jersey Boys – oh Jersey Boys! – that musical is just so great.
So I saw Jersey Boys and suddenly the many years I spent listening to the Wicked soundtrack on repeat and fantasizing about seeing it on Broadway became a memory. I wish I could give you more, but I have spent years trying to figure out just what happened and that has been all I can come up with. Please say you’ll still be my friend?
:: awkward segue! ::
Speaking of musicals on repeat – my roommates and I have been obsessively watching the 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables while also anxiously counting down the days until the movie comes out. And here’s the thing, everybody is always hating on hot Nick Jonas for being not that great of a singer, but (surprise!) I think he totally holds his own. Plus! He sings one of my favorite songs.
And just in case, a little something to add some more excitement to your Sunday.