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:
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!
Don’t forget to drop by Unknown Mami’s place and see what’s been happening in other cities round the world.
*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.
11 thoughts on “Sundays in my City – A visit from Joss Whedon”
Sounds like a wonderful day, and love the photo with your daughter and Joss.
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.
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 Goatby way of SIMC
Thanks for sharing,happy SIMC day from Casablanca! 🙂
How neat for your daughter. She must have been thrilled and remember the moment forever (along with geeky mom).:)
I'm so glad you shared this bit of your life. The picture is great and how could you not be proud?
How exciting! I would love to see the inside of the Opera House!
Brilliant photo Mim. You and Caitlin must have had the best time, thanks for sharing.
A memory that she'll treasure forever. Great job, Mom!Here from SIMC
It sounds like a fun and interesting day. And congrats to your talented daughter!Cheers, jj
How cool is that?! Awesome.