Well guess WHAT.
I am going to see the Lion King tonight!
That is how I feel. I have been waiting for this moment for years! I cannot contain my excitement. Evan got me tickets for my birthday this year and I have just been counting down the days. I am so ridiculously pumped. I love the Lion King so much. I also love live shows and haven’t been to one since Potted Potter (all 7 Harry Potter books in 70 hilarious minutes). I somehow ended up becoming good friends with Harry Potter after seeing that one (well, the guy who played Harry Potter, but of course I just refer to him as Harry Potter), so maybe I will leave this show with Simba as my friend.
Anyway, I have been going around the house all week singing the opening lines of Circle of Life to get myself ready for this. I think the actual line is “nants ingonyama bagithi Baba” (I googled), but when I sing it it’s more like “HAAAAAA savenYAHHHHH mamahichi baba.” it sounds nice.
Evan and I were talking about the show the other night and he was all “Do you think you’re going to cry?” Um, yeah I’m going to cry. Of course I’m going to cry! When Mufasa dies! I’m not going to be able to stop those waterworks.
Just heartbreaking. My bestie Lisa and I saw the Lion King when it came out in theatres 20 years ago (!!) and she totally bawled her face off when Mufasa died. She was crying so loud actually, that an older woman behind us aggressively told her to shut up. Using the F word. We have laughed about it all these years later, but that probably will be me tonight… (being told to shut up, not the older woman telling some 10-year-old to shut up while dropping the F-bomb).
Anyway, that’s about it. I was originally going to turn this into All The Things Friday but I can’t think of anything else except LION KING. I’m going to see the Lion King and I’m incredibly excited.
Have you seen it? DID YOU LOVE IT? Tell me. TELL ME!
And let’s all enjoy this:
(I nearly burst into tears when watching it this morning)