|Interesting convention encounters
||[May. 28th, 2014|02:37 pm]
So last weekend was a comic book convention in my city. To my surprise they've invited a company of burlesque girls to do a pair of shows over the memorial weekend. The first night, I'd stayed to help clean the stage as it was late and I knew the girls wanted to leave as soon as possible. Don't ask me why, helping others is deep rooted into my nature *Shrugs*. Anyways I was asked to leave by one of the gals because I was the only one cleaning any as this was this was their first convention to do their shows weren't really used to people stick around. I apologized and left as requested.|
Feeling bad and slightly ashamed I set to work on some crafts as a token of apology. Six roses and a pair of chocobos (two of the actresses were doing final fantasy themed skits) along with a letter of apology. I worked on 'em from 1-5am. After a small nap I'd returned to the convention and left the box with one of the girls who oddly enough was already gone and wasn't part of the previous night's send off. She gladly took the box from me after hearing the explanation and inquired if I was returning for that night's show. I said yes and went on about the convention.
Around 8 o'clock, I somehow made it first in line for the show and the gal I'd mentioned previous spots me and gives me a hug, thanking me for the box and that the other girls were touched by the origami and the letter. They weren't upset with me at all, just weirded out that someone would want to help them without any form of payback, who wasn't working for the convention (again, it's just deep rooted XD;). Above everything else they wanted to know my last name and if I could sign the origami pieces lol. I agreed and she seemed joyful for it.
End of the show, while they're giving the roll call for the show, they mentioned they wanted to give a special thanks to a friend who made them such wonderful origami roses and chocobos, and started calling out my name and looking for me. Me sitting int he front row waved at them in a slightly embarrassed smile and I got called on staged, hugged by another of the girls and applauded for by the packed house XD. I did signed the pieces and made a few more for the girls after the show was over, as well as helped them haul gear to their cars (who knew burlesque involved such heavy boxes).
The next day at the con, several folks came by and noticed me folding paper (I always carry a stack with me at cons in case I'm bored, I've given out about 20 models and have even taught an origami panel at this con). I guess it was just me folding the paper, but yeah they found me and gave me thumbs up and their "good going sir" in a pleasant attitude in concerns for the previous night. It was definitely an interesting weekend, and I've been dying to find an outlet for it, and this place was it.
The girls were amazing as they were beautiful, I've made friends with each of them. I even found a picture of them all holding their respected pieces and saying they have the best fans. It's definitely a warmth to my heart. I look forward to seeing them perform again.