Only 15 minutes? I want more!

It is said that you get 15 minutes of fame.

What happens when that fame is not the fame you wanted? Can you get a refund, trade in, rebate or something like that?

About a month and a half ago, my friend Beka and I went out to see The Fantasticks.

It was a fun show, and as we were leaving the theater, we were set upon by media people – men with cameras and lights and microphones and such, asking questions about the show we had just seen.

They were from a new web site, that hadn’t launched yet – NWHYC.com (catchy name?) – and the both of us, being theatrically oriented, had no problem standing in front of them and pushing a few lines their way. They edited them heavily, obviously, so the transitions are not some effect of a space-time warp something or other.

Here’s the videos of us (if they don’t show up on my site, drop me a comment and I’ll link to another video mirror):

Me:
[flv:http://perepartnership.httpsvc.vitalstreamcdn.com/perepartnership_vitalstream_com/manual/20070821_a1_mike_f_theater_fantasticks.flv 490 327]

Beka:
[flv:http://perepartnership.httpsvc.vitalstreamcdn.com/perepartnership_vitalstream_com/manual/20070821_g1_rebecca_b_theater_fantasticks.flv 490 327]

The $1,000,000 question really is: Are these videos specific to this show, or could they be applied to any show? You decide.

  • Beka

    Haha! That’s fabulous. I’m a little nervous the paparazzi will be after me now. (Is there a paparazzi for “talking about a musical” media?)