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Equus is on, or should I say off?



I considered booking tickets for a few minutes, but they are a bit pricey.

Though they’re not quite as pricey as I feared they might be, given all the publicity and hype. If I were really set on seeing it, I’d be willing to shell it out…if B agreed to pay her own way.

How much?—aw, it doesn't matter. I’d totally go.

About 120 pounds for two decent seats. At today’s abysmal exchange rates, that’s around $230. Bus fare for two to London would also set you back about 20 pounds. You’re going to the theatre in London tonight, are you going to take a sack lunch? Hell no. Dinner for two anywhere other than KFC? 25-2500 pounds.

That’s quite a grand total there, but people spend alot more on big-name concerts, I guess.

OK, right. That is expensive. I would probably reevaluate my going, too.

K sent me this with a message: “Here’s another photo from Equus…Not that I should encourage you to look at pictures of young men. I don’t really want to be one of those women who gets dumped by her husband because he happens to be gay…”

I hear what you’re saying, but really, who can deny the kid’s buff?

He cuts a striking figure, I’ll say that much. He has a certain je ne sais quoi…

B saw him, along with Ron and Hermione, in Oxford a couple years back. They had just finished filming for the day. They were like little children then, compared to this.

It was bound to happen, of course. It’s something that’s been nice about the movies—in addition to the fact that they’ve been on the whole pretty good as such—watching them mature and grow as actors (or not, in at least one case…) and, in the case of the DVD extras, as people.

They’ve probably got skeletons by now, wild drug-addled orgies and such, but on the whole they’ve been much more intriguing than, say, watching Lindsey Lohan spiral into insanity.

They did a production of Equus at my college once. It’s a good play, but it’s distracting, because you spend the whole first act thinking, “so when do the nekkid people come out?”

More good HP news:

July will be busy. July 13, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be in theaters. Then (announced today on JKR’s site) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released July 21.