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31 July 2008 @ 11:22 am
 
I just played Dance Dance Revolution for the very first time. I am not very good! During Fall Out Boy's Dance, Dance I was too distracted by the actual music video in the background. It was a lot of me being all "Yay! High school dance shenanigans!" and Trevor yelling at me to move my feet. /o\

It actually kind of reminds me of the time I was the coveted Napkin #29 in my high school production of Beauty And The Beast and I was probably the worst little dancer in the faux dining room. Two left feet, yay! Aww, I miss doing shows. Tell me dance/theater stories!
 
 
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odessa staircase: face palm--icon by teh_indymiss_saigon on August 1st, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
My senior year we did this amazing production of Singing in the Rain complete with an onstage rain sequence closing out the first act. I was one of the dancers and the first time we did the full tech rehearsal with the rain we vastly underestimated how long it would take the stage to dry so when we came out for the big dance number that kicks off the second act dancers about half the dancers--including me:D -- fell on our asses within the first eight counts. It was both hilarious and painful.
Annie: one nation under rylandcracknanny on August 1st, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha this is an A+ awesome story! Not the ouchie part of it, but the hilarious part of it! Sometimes I really do miss doing shows. Do you ever? Or was it more something you just enjoyed doing in school? It was certainly a lot easier to be part of shows in high school!
likeaspark on August 1st, 2008 11:28 am (UTC)
Dancing tampon!

That is all.

Except, wait. Maybe we can play SingStar when you're here. Because clearly you're better at the singing part than the dancing part. ;)
Annie: shenanigans! (brendon)cracknanny on August 1st, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
I thought about mentioning that in this entry by saying that it didn't matter that I got called out in dance rehearsal because I was the girl known throughout the cast as having shared my mother's infamous observation that our napkin costumes looked like tampons.

Hahaha despite what Brian told you while you were here I'm not very good at that either :-P
Leashleash on August 6th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
Okay I just got back from vacation so I am only now reading this post but I am always full of dance/theater stories.

-I used to dance (terribly) but when I was little I was also easily distracted by things like bubbles and my parents. Also I had a best friend doing dance recitals with me and so all my home videos of dance recitals are me waving to my parents in the audience, talking to my friend/tapping her to make sure she also saw my parents, staring off into space, or chasing bubbles on the stage instead of actually dancing. It's a wonder I didn't try to do it professionally.

-One play had a door off to the side of the stage that went on and offstage based on what scene we were in. A friend and I had to do the moving, and it was a really awful door. During one performance it started falling onto the stage and I had to run out and fix it and hope no one saw me. Which, of course, they did.

-My final play in high school required a fog machine and the fog had to come out of the center of the stage. Alas, the stage crew stays on the side of the stage. Since I was in charge, I had to do the fog so halfway through the show I would have to shimmy out behind the set and duck behind a platform and listen to the director tell me when to do fog and when not to do fog. So he would say "more fog!" and occasionally "less fog!" which, like I could get rid of the fog. Also, I had to make sure someone was in my eyeline at all times to direct scene changes. It was gooood times. Aw, I miss shows!