Thursday, May 15, 2008

London Highlights - LOTR Musical

Long-time readers will know that I'm not afraid of getting a little touchy feely with my inner geek. I love plopping my arse into my chair after a difficult day at the cube farm, only to turn on the tube and hang out with Picard and crew on the Bridge of the Starship Enterprise or fly around BSG doing a bit of viper patrol with Starbuck or, as is often the case, traipse around Middle Earth trying to lose that freaky dude, Gollum. Um, yeah.

Anyway, I figured that my inner geek would be taking a vacay on this trip as I'd be working quite a bit and well, Sci Fi isn't exactly readily available in the channel line-up of most hotels. They don't know what they're missing...At any rate, you can imagine how happy my geeky self became after spotting a theater poster when having breakfast at an outdoor cafe in Leicester Square on Sunday for Lord Of The Rings Musical!

Oh yeah...Not leaving London until I've seen that! After all, I have a history with the Fellowship people!

Let's look into LadyLinoleum's LOTR file, shall we?

1. I own all of Tolkien's tomes. Okay, they aren't first additions or anything, but these texts are special to me nonetheless. Well read and well loved.

2. I have maps of Middle Earth. Hey, they could come in handy. You never know!!

2. I own all three Peter Jackson films. The extended versions. Hell, I even own the Rankin/Bass cartoons.

3. I flew to New Zealand to visit Hobbiton. Okay, I didn't specifically go to New Zealand to pay homage to hobbit holes. However, it was definitely one of the highlights of my trip!

4. I attended the One Ring Con in Burbank just over a year ago. I even paid to have my pic taken with Andy Serkis (Gollum himself) along with a few of my Gollum hats.

5. Speaking of Gollum headgear...Yes, I designed it to be worn at the One Ring Con.

6. A few years ago, friends and I attended the Lord of the Rings Symphony performed at the Hollywood Bowl. No, we didn't wear elvish attire...Jeesh.

7. I wear THE one ring each and every day.

8. I wear Gollum too.

9. I think that Middle Earth looked quite snazzy on stage.

It's all making sense right about now, correct?

Okay, as we can see above, I'm a bit biased when it comes to the subject of LOTR, but truly, the musical was great! Nothing like watching Gollum, Gandalf and four little dudes with hairy feet dance about stage belting out tunes!


Oh, whatever. I liked it and that's all that matters.

So there!


Anonymous said...

Fly that inner geek flag!!! Fly it high and proud. If I was in London, I would be sitting right there with you... I would be the one with the hairy toes.

Caroline B said...

You're not a geek, not over here, we call ourselves eccentric.....I've heard LOTR musical is good, glad you enjoyed it too. Have you found the shop Forbidden Planet (off Leicester Square) that sells all LOTR models, toys, jewellery,etc. as well as any other sci-fi related fare you care to mention. (By the way, no-one's forcing you to eat your way round the city...!!!;0))

Micky said...

I have so wanted the one ring. But as the one I want is SOOOOO expensive, it'll have to wait.
I can just fondle the one that came in my Lord of the Rings Monopoly. It'll have to do until I can get my little hands on the real precious.

Batty said...

That is soooo awesome! I want to go see that musical, I want to see it so badly, and I don't care how much it is.

Alanda Jacobs said...

I saw it when in was in Toronto... I took my mother who is almost anti-LOTR's because of her perpetual lack of knowledge of all things hobbits... Even she enjoyed it... :)

Sondra said...

*THANK YOU!* for leaving me a comment! My boys and I LOVE your pics of your LOTR hat~HOW AWESOME! I'll see if I become a LOTR fan myself~can you believe at 36 this is my first time reading it? (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Heather said...

omg! i am so envious! that is so great! my cousin is living in NZ for a year, and has orders to go see the hobbits for my kids, but really for me too :0)

thanks for your encouarging note this morning :0)

Natalie said...

Funny talking about LOTR. I saw a bummper sticker today that said "Frodo Failed: Bush has the ring!" I thought it was funny. I think singing hobbits on stage would be delightful.

Bunny said...

I too think I would have to see the musical! After reading all the books and watching all the films (including the cartoons), the musical would have to be a must see.

cherie... said...

o no!
you were right around the corner from my house...if only i'd known...and we actually knew each other, lol.

glad you had a great trip and are home safe and sound.