Headed to Washington, D.C. today. Here’s hoping I run into one of these fine men! What’s that? They worked for a fictional administration? That ended in 2006? …I don’t see your point.
When people ask me why I’m a fan of yours, I tell them it’s not because of what you do, but because of who you are. Glee, your music, the superficial stuff like your looks, even Starkid…I may love them, but they’re not why I’m here.
I’m here because you reportedly signed for an hour outside the KISS92 building. I’m here because you remember people when you see them again. I’m here because you are passionate about causes you believe in, whether it’s the Trevor project or supporting the arts. I’m here because you’re funny and sweet and you talk just a little too much and you’re unabashedly you.
I’m here because you still can’t believe that you are here yourself. And because you act in a way that befits the high status we hold you to.
I never understood celebrity worship in the general sense - why we look up so highly to people and call them our role models simply for their looks or their acting. I don’t indulge in it often. You’re the one of the only two people I call a role model who can also be considered a celebrity in the traditional sense. (In case you’re wondering, the other one is your co-star.)
And even though your humility is what makes me love you, you also know how to put on a good show.
You have musicality that I would kill for even a tenth of. You have a connection to music that I know you feel in the core of you, because I felt it too. I felt it when you leaned in so close to the piano that I thought you were going to fall off the bench. I felt it when you rocked out on the drums during Stutter. I felt it when you did a sweet little intro to Human, just because you could.
You have charisma that would make you as much at home in the classroom as on the stage - trust me, I know how it feels to control a loud group. You had us in the palm of your hand - quieting us to listen to your friends play, getting us dancing, singing along to Any Of Those Things and holding us captive the entire show. Especially during Pheromones.
You have a sense of humour and an ease about you that I could feel every time you talked in between songs. You say you talk too much, I say it never will be too much. OK, maybe a little.
You said you couldn’t believe how fast the tour sold out. Believe it Darren. Even if you don’t think it, you are loved, for all the reasons I said and more. Keep on writing music and having tours and being in movies and seizing every opportunity that comes your way. I’ll be right there to cheer you on.
But always keep your humility. And please try to get at least a little sleep.
can we just take a moment to imagine little cute six-year-old hermione reading matilda
and peering into this book about a smart, bookish girl who could move things with her mind
and then can you imagine her concentrating very hard on the books on the bookshelf and slowly, slowly, getting them to move
OH MY GOD