My good friend Bibliophile Girl is an awesome writer (you do follow her blogs, yes?… yes) and when she told me that she had an idea for a blog post I didn’t even hesitate to say,” Write it!”
Here she goes:
I have been honored with a request to guest post here on Theatrophile, and I hope that I do this blog justice. J
Let’s start off with an admission, shall we? I am not here to review “Rock of Ages” (EM here- that review is coming later- back to her post). Heck, I’m not even here to tell you about how we managed to find the only cab driver working in San Francisco who didn’t know what (or where) the Curran Theatre was. I am here to write about the concept of Blind Faith.
As I am sure that most of you have surmised by now, EM is a rabid theater attendee. But even behind Thursday’s Thesaurus, Tell Me on a Sunday, and other random features like her talking about overrated musicals and such…there is a true student of theater. And the student within EM…has fantastic taste in shows.
Case in point:
She and I had made plans to meet up in San Francisco, where we were both covering WonderCon for our respective gigs writing for Examiner.com (she as the San Diego Theater Examiner, I as the San Jose Book Examiner). Whenever we meet up, we end up doing something fun. We aren’t generally the “let’s-go-see-a-movie” types (No, we’re the lets spend a bunch of $ types – EM), it usually manifests in a whole host of possibilities. This was no different.
While I was at work this week, I got an email the night she arrived in town. Here’s the title of her email: “Rock of Ages – Muy Importante – Open Me Now!”. So I opened the email – it was muy importante after all – and here’s what she said:
ok, so Im not sure what day or time you are able to come up here but Rock of Ages is playing up here and I really really want to see it. It runs 2 1/2 hours and they have a few options
They have shows on friday night and Saturday night at 8pm at the Curran Theatre. If you’re not interested I totally understand, but I may go by myself.
If you are interested tell me which day and I’ll buy tix ASAP
Notice that there isn’t exactly an explanation of what kind of show…just that it’s a show she would like to see. Sure, it was playing at a premier theatre in San Francisco. However, I once saw Robin Williams perform at the Curran. So, it could have easily been a concert-like show.
In any case, I didn’t give it that much thought. Hell, I didn’t even bother looking it up online. All I needed to see was “show” and “I really really want to see it”. I replied to her via Google chat – basically “go ahead and do it, 8pm Sat, I’m IN”.
I tell my husband about it, to which he says something like “Now what is this show you’re seeing?”…I replied….”Oh I don’t know, I think it’s a concert“. I admitted to EM before our ill-fated cab ride that I had no idea what it was that we were going to see. She did a search on Google so she could accurately describe it, and sure enough, it was a musical.
Well we went to see it Saturday night as planned. It was an awesome show. So, so much fun. Oddly enough, my original supposition that it was a concert was not all that far off.
But I made my decision on two factors:
1. When it comes to shows, she generally knows what she’s talking about.
2. She thought it was a good idea to see it.
That was all I needed.
And that, dear readers, is what Blind Faith is.