A guy who is in my show with me, Dean, invited me to go see "Flower Drum Song" at the Mark Taper Forum. Lea Salonga was the star. It was a really enjoyable show....not the best thing I have seen, but still good. Dean & I had a Krispy Kreme & Creme Soda before the show. I ended up knowing someone in the ensemble. Robert Pendilla...we performed together in the "Lion King" parade at Disneyland. He came out after the show & we talked for a bit, it was so nice to see him. I also had him do me a favor. See, Dean had originally bought the tickets for his boyfriend, Rick's, birthday, cause Rick is a HUGE Lea Salonga fan. But at the last minute, Rick couldn't get out of work to go, & was seriously disappointed. So I had Robert go back inside & get Lea to sign my program "To Rick, God Bless, love, Lea Salonga." Dean couldn't believe I did that, he was so touched. I said, "Yeah, I have this really nice streak in me, it's annoying." Rick was so happy, too. They are going to frame it. I was pleased that I could do something like that for them. And it was the least I could do, for free tickets. Lord knows, I couldn't have bought myself a ticket.
So we took the Metro Line. That was my first experience with that. I am a little nervous riding underground in earthquake land. But Dean says you are actually safer there, cause nothing can really fall on you....except maybe a sinkhole! Yikes! What a great deal! I can go to different places in Hollywood or Universal City for $2.70, round trip! Awesome! I have never done public transportation.
So on the way back, I saw two other performers from Disneyland on the Metro Rail. It was so funny, cause they got on the other end of the car (& of all 8 cars, they just happened to get on MINE). The guy (I can't for the life of me remember his name) looked down at me, & I started waving (it's probably been 4 years since I've seen them). He looked over at Tricia, & I could tell he was saying something like, "Do we know that girl waving to us?" She looked down & squinted at me. I finally yelled that it was me, yelled my name. She freaked out, & came walking towards me, so I got up & met her half way. She said, "I was thinking, 'Who's that pretty girl with the long blonde hair waving at us'!" It was so nice to see them, but it was really brief, cause they got off at the next stop.
It's a small world after all.....