Why does my Hamilton excitement offend you?

So Hamilton have released early tickets for the lucky buggers who signed up for priority booking in the UK. And our amazing, creative, passionate, unbreakable musical theatre world has gone Hamilton crazy.

 

The buzz is awesome! Some people are booking as genuine fans and some simply to see what the crazy fuss is about. The brilliant thing is… people are booking! Loads of people are discussing musical theatre. Musical Theatre just became the popular kid in the class and I am loving it. However, many do not share this passion, as is there right. You don’t like Hamilton? That’s fine! I don’t like avocados. The relevance you ask? No idea.

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Whilst I can appreciate some people simply do not see the appeal in the music, story or the fuss – why the annoyance for the others who do? When did passion for musical theatre become a thing to be annoyed about. ‘Oh I’m not annoyed… I just don’t want to hear it/see it/think about it/ I want it dead/I’m the damn fool that shot it’.

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People are passionate about the industry we love – this is something to celebrate! RISE UP! Perhaps people are jumping on a band wagon, perhaps people do not know the history. Since when was there such a huge list of requirements to book a ticket for a show? Since when was booking a ticket to support our industry simply not be enough?

Musical Theatre just became the popular kid in the class and I am loving it.

I want to tell you I understand that the excitement in volumes can be annoying…. but I don’t. I don’t understand. I don’t sympathise for how annoying it must for someone to see others excited. I couldn’t care less how annoyed you are that this or that person booked but doesn’t know much about it. Seriously who cares?  Why does your judgement escalate on this show in particular? Is this attitude reflected in every show this and that person books? Or are you just secretly upset you couldn’t get tickets? (nudge nudge wink wink)

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I haven’t enjoyed every musical I’ve watched, but I can not take away someone elses happiness for watching it or how much they glow when discussing it. There are budget cuts left right and centre closing down theatres. Believe it or not, there are people who do not and will never understand what the arts contribute. All it takes is one social media search of a Hamilton fan to summarise what it contributes. And no this isn’t the money it makes, but the happiness it brings and the random friendship groups formed. And before anybody starts with the ‘How can you be excited for something you haven’t seen?’…

How can you be so annoyed by something you haven’t?

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Hamilton will be showing at Victoria Palace Theatre from November 21st. General sales are from January 30th. For more information on grabbing tickets: Click here

Written by MTAS Admin @simplywilly for @MTAS_Offical

 

 

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