i can always sit and watch the way the rain hits the waters surface
i could watch this forever
i can hear it in my head. lovely.
WHY IS NOBODY TALKING ABOUT LUPITA’S PHOTOBOMB OMFG
Noel Gallagher, you saucy sod!
Because you know you sweatin’ Hercules.
Not only is he pretty but they didn’t put him in one of the
crappymuscle suits. They are his real muscle. Bless good casting.
Bless my soul…
afraid - the neighborhood
you’re too mean, i don’t like you, fuck you anyway
you make me want to scream at the top of my lungs
"I want a Mercedes but I’m not gonna steal one" Andy on bootleggers at stage door tonight
The analogy is flawed. Think of it as a test drive.
You want a Mercedes. You really want a Mercedes. So you go to a dealership on a Saturday afternoon and take a test drive. You get the feel of it, you get to pretend for ten minutes that the car is yours, that maybe one day you’ll be able to have this car. You don’t leave the dealership with the car. The car is still there for you or someone else to buy.
Three scenarios walking out of the dealership:
- You love the car so much, and you have the money, so you buy the car right there and leave with a shiny new Mercedes.
- You love the car, but don’t have the money right now. You resolve to work hard and scrimp and save and try to find a way to buy it.
- You love the car, but you don’t have the money right now, and you just have no means the raise the money. Maybe in a couple of years when some of your current obligations have been met, but by then, they’ll be out with a newer model and you won’t be able to have this one that you really loved right now. At least you have the memory of having driven it, and it’s not as good as owning it yourself, but hey… you got to sit behind the wheel for a while and pretend.
I suppose there’s one other scenario, and that is… you find out you don’t like the car at all and decide not to buy it. Unlikely, since you were so set on having this car. But if this does happen… well… you never were going to buy that car without test driving it and making sure you liked it first, right? That’s a lot of money.
The first time I saw American Idiot and Book of Mormon, it was via bootleg. I didn’t watch them and go, “Okay now I’ve seen it. Moving on.” No. I was like “Now I REALLY want to go it!”
Since then, I’ve already seen American Idiot twice within two years (June 2012 & November 2013) and if I get the chance to see it again, I’ll take it.
Same with Book of Mormon. I saw it back in January 2013 and I’m planning to go see it again when it comes back to town this summer.
The second Mercedes analogy is incredibly accurate. You get to test drive it and see if you like it or not and if it’s worth the money. Using the same example, you know how you’re always supposed to test drive a car before you buy it and spend your hard earned money? Exactly. Tickets aren’t cheap (the cheapest I’ve seen them is around $75, before fees) and for some are considered a luxury/splurge item. I want to make sure I’m gonna enjoy something I’m dropping my hard earned money on before I spend it.
This goes double for the bootleg in question. I really do wanna see the new Les Mis. I’m a huge fan of Ramin Karimloo & Nikki M. James and would kill to see it live. However, I live in Oregon. If I’m gonna spend a ton of money to book a roundtrip flight, book a hotel, and buy musical tickets, I want to make sure that I’m going to like the musical. So yeah, I’m definitely gonna watch the bootleg so then I’ll know, if the opportunity should arise, if I feel it’s worth it to spend all that money.