It was going to be a lonely lonely lonely lonely day.
So this was it... the last show. Wow.
Rise and shine rub the sleep out of my eyes
And try to tell myself I can't go back to bed
It didn't really seem that way when I was leaving the house. I got to Inman Square REALLY early, went to the S&S and had a Reuben (mmmmmmmmmmmm) and a piece of apple pie, then made my way to the theater.
It's gonna be a lonely lonely lonely lonely day.
I got there before anyone else was there. The door wasn't even open. Met a nice kid who was working his first shift as a light op. We chatted for a bit outside. He said the folks at Improv Boston seemed friendlier than the folks at 'That other place in the North End'. I told him I couldn't argue with him. IB does a great job fostering the Improv Community here in Boston.
But eventually the house manager arrived, and the doors got opened.
Even though the sun is shining down on me
and I should feel about as happy as can be
I just got here and I already want to leave
We opened the show, and dammit, it was awesome. An entire section of the audience was filled with my posse (friends, students and one former castmate), and they cheered and celebrated. Matt, the director, put me in pretty much everything we did, which ruled. The show was tight. And awesome, and awesomer even than that.
It's gonna be a lonely lonely lonely lonely day
And then it was done, and I was taking my final bow, and it still hadn't hit me.
Everybody knows that something's wrong
But nobody knows what's going on
We all sing the same old song
When you want it all to go away
It's shaping up to be a lonely day
It didn't really hit me until after I said good bye to everyone. Until after I went out for a beer. Until after I drove agoodshinkickin home.
I could tell from the minute I woke up
it was going to be a lonely lonely lonely lonely day.
I'm done. It's over.
But only for here. Only for a while.
You have to let go of what you love if you want to be able to pursue it somewhere... A tethered ship can't sail off into the sunset.
Thanks to everyone who made it to the show, and to those of you who tried, but weren't able to. I love you all, and it felt great to see your smiling faces out there having fun. For a short while, I really was god-emperor, and y'all made it happen.
Lonely Day by Phantom Planet