I have a confession.
I’m not just a Harry Potter fanatic, I adore Daniel Radcliffe.
I think he’s the bees’ knees, the cream of the crop, larger than life and a few other clichés as well. Because of my adoration, my parents, brother, boyfriend, and I went to go see “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” on Friday night.
I was as excited as a kid locked in FAO Swartz overnight. I was literally sitting on the edge of my very tiny seat, for the entire show. My thought process during the show went something like this, “Oh,my, god! There he is. He’s so cute. I can’t believe I am in the same room as him again. He’s talking in an American accent. Oh he’s so cute. Oh my god, he’s dancing, and he’s a good dancer. Oh he’s so cute. Wow, he can sing. I wonder when he learned to sing, on the set of Harry Potter, maybe? Wow, he’s really cute. Um, he’s pretty funny. I’m laughing. He’s delivering his lines and making me laugh. I can’t believe I’m really seeing this right now. Wow he’s cute. He’s been kissing that girl for like an entire song- gross. She’s not very cute. Oh he’s singing and dancing now. Oops, he tripped. Is he okay? He’s okay, he’s laughing at himself. Oh my god, he laughs at himself. Wow he’s amazing. I am so excited to be here. I’m in the same room as him. Aw man, it’s over. It was so good. I want to see it again!” I may have also been squealing, both in my head and aloud.
After seeing this show, I conclude that Daniel Radcliffe was meant to perform on stage, musically. Movies do not do him justice. I also saw him in Equus- the play where he gets naked on stage. My aunt and I had seats sort of behind the stage. At one point, he was literally 5 feet away from me, and naked. Other than it being mildly awkward, it was pretty awesome. But, even that play, one in which he demonstrated his excellent acting skills, did not do him justice.
It’s like How to Succeed was written for him and John Larroquette. They are incredible together. I left the theater, with a giant smile on my face and that smile returns every time I think of it. I give it all the stars in the universe and then some.
Then yesterday I purchased Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 on dvd, only to have my Daniel Radcliffe high smashed by my father who wouldn’t let me watch it.
Seeing How to Succeed in Business was part 1 of the two things I have to look forward to in November. The other is happening at Midnight on Thursday. Do you know what that is? If you do, then I’m sure you’re either 1. Very Excited or 2. Have someone in your life who’s as big a nerd as I am. In case you didn’t know, it’s the midnight release of the newest Twilight movie. I know it’s bad. Really, I know. But I can’t help it, I love it anyway.
And with that, I am finished with revealing what a giant nerd I am for today.