I saw Romeo and Juliet on Broadway and got Orlando Bloom to sign my toy quiver!
I really enjoyed the show and our seats were great (Thank God for student tickets)!
Another show was added for Ellie Goulding at the Theater at MSG!!
Flaws by Bastille at the Music Hall of Williamsburg 9/27/2013
Aerial View of Dan Smith in the audience
On Friday, my best friend and I went to a book signing for Alice Hoffman.
I had to read one of her books, Here on Earth, for a class I took in high school with my favorite teacher. She’s a big fan of her and had us write Alice a message on her website. When I found out about the signing, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to see my teacher again. I e-mailed her and she said she would go.
Alice Hoffman came out to talk at 7pm, as scheduled. My teacher wasn’t there yet. Alice talked and answered questions for about a half hour before she started signing. No sign of my teacher.
When it was my turn to get my book signed, I stepped up, she asked how I was and after I asked how she was, she asked if I was a writer. I said maybe. My best friend in line behind me shouted “Yes she is.” Alice said I was giving off the ~writer vibe~. She then asked me what I write about and I ended up pulling out my safety topic, irish dance. We finished up the conversation and I stepped to the side.
But that’s not the most exciting part.
We made our way to the front of the store, to wait a bit and watch the door in case my teacher still ended up coming. To our relief, we spotted her at the register. Not a lot of people had showed up for the signing, so after exchanging hellos, we let her get on line to get her book signed.
When she got up to her, she introduced herself and Alice asked, “Are you really her?” And when my teacher said yes, Alice stood up to give her a hug and tell her how her students say such lovely things about her and the class in their messages. Alice told her that she named a character in one of her upcoming books after her! How cool is that! My teacher told her how she wouldn’t have even known about this signing if not for a former student (me) and beckoned us over. The four of us took a picture together for my high school’s alumni newsletter.
Afterwards, when i was catching up with my teacher, Alice stopped by us on her way out and gave my teacher a copy of The Museum of Extraordinary Things, which doesn’t come out until February.
It was just such a magical night and I’m so happy to have been there.