Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sundays in my City - A visit from Joss Whedon

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Today I took Caitlin to the Opera House to hear Joss Whedon speak about his writing and directing career - from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Dr Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog and everything in between and beyond. Joss was fascinating and brilliant and funny and wonderful and when he tackle-hugged Wil Anderson* at the end of the show I was really rather surprised Wil didn't fall over. The image of Wil with Joss Whedon's legs wrapped around his waist is one that will stay with me forever.

After the talk/interview/QandA session we retired to the bar at the back of the Concert Hall with about 100 other people for drinks, nibblies and a chance to speak to the man himself. I stood back and smiled the smile of a super proud geeky mum as Caitlin told Joss about winning first prize in the singing category at the school talent quest singing "Under Your Spell" from the Buffy musical episode, got a great big hug from Joss and then posed for this:

Caitlin with JOSS WHEDON!!!

Ok, I'm not really showing much of the "in my City" part of the meme this week, but that is the inside of the Sydney Opera House you can see behind Caitlin and Joss there!

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*Wil Anderson is a comedian and has been a huge fan of Joss from way back in the early days of Buffy. He was offered the job of interviewing Joss on stage at the Opera House and figured he may as well do it seeing as the seat on stage was a better one than the ticket he'd already bought for the event back in row R or something.


Tara R. said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, and love the photo with your daughter and Joss.

Leslie said...

How cool. I love opera. I have always been a bit odd when it comes to musical preferences ~ I thrive on anything from classicals, country, 40's, showtunes, old school rap, indies, rock, opera ~ Why am I saying this.. lol
Anyway, I would love to visit the Sydney Opera house someday. Thanks for the tour.

Kirby3131 said...

What a fun day! and a great story. I can just imagine that tackle hug at the end of the show - too funny!

Kristin - The Goat
by way of SIMC

BLOGitse said...

Thanks for sharing,
happy SIMC day from Casablanca! :)

Anonymous said...

How neat for your daughter. She must have been thrilled and remember the moment forever (along with geeky mom).:)

Unknown Mami said...

I'm so glad you shared this bit of your life. The picture is great and how could you not be proud?

Erin said...

How exciting! I would love to see the inside of the Opera House!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant photo Mim. You and Caitlin must have had the best time, thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

A memory that she'll treasure forever. Great job, Mom!

Here from SIMC

Joanna Jenkins said...

It sounds like a fun and interesting day. And congrats to your talented daughter!
Cheers, jj

Mrs4444 said...

How cool is that?! Awesome.