Oh y’all. Hamilton.

I think I’m one of 5 people in the US that hasn’t seen Hamilton. This is not a hipsterbrag, nor a “screw that liberal song and dance” by any means. I just haven’t seen it.

My friends seem to be entranced by it. They get a glint in their eye when discussing it. It seems as if Lin-Manuel Miranda has cast some weird positive spell on them. And more power to them!

I’ve never been a Broadway person but I appreciate both plays and musicals. In high school, I attended every showing of Funny Girl that the rival high school put on. (Yes, a boy was involved, but I loved the story. It screamed out to the ugly duckling in me.) And I watched A Chorus Line endlessly on HBO when I was young; if for any other reason, because I was fascinated with the stories of the people who were there to tear their own heart out at a chance for a spot.

But I’ve yet to visit Broadway. Can we ever get rid of this covid bullshit so I can move on with bucket list items?

4 thoughts on “Oh y’all. Hamilton.”

  1. I had not watched Hamilton either till my son and I decided to watch it last week on Disney+. I hate admit I get why ppl are so into it. The music is catchy, sticks to your brain (in a good way). The story has all the trappings of everyday ordinary life (good, bad, love, mistakes, friendship, work BS, etc). It’s relatable, even now. He did take a few liberties with Hamilton’s life and changed things (I read up on that cause it annoys me when ppl do that and then everyone thinks the show is what really happened and it’s not) but for the most part, 90% of the story is correct.
    It was a fun and interesting way to spend time with my son and learn a little about one of our founding fathers. And yes I have watched it 3 more times since then 😊 definitely recommend it

    • I do want to see it, but it’s not the first thing I think of when I say “oh, let’s sit and watch something!” Ben and I have been having weekly date nights at home on Saturday nights, and going through stuff. For example, I had never seen the Bad Boys trilogy, so we went through that one movie at a time. Now we are doing John Wick, which is ironically the most dang romantic movie, for a girl who likes “dude” movies. 😂

  2. I’m obsessed. I learned the whole soundtrack in a week 🤦‍♀️
    It’s an obsession. And LMM is totally the weakest link. Aaron Burr 4eva!! 🤣

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