Wednesday, March 11, 2009

HELLO ALL IN RENTLAND!

I'm writing from my hotel in beautiful San Diego and i'm extremely exhausted from the past week of shows in L.A. We all had an unbelievable time at the Pantages and i still can't believe the response from the audiences. Pascal and I drove down today to get into San Diego just in time for the show so i really haven't had the full SD experience yet. I'm just happy to be out of a snowy environment right about now.. holla if you hear me! I guess being in this city is the perfect opportunity to finally fulfill a childhood dream........SEA WORLD!! haha don't judge me....but wait.. didn't Shamu die? ;-( well then i guess i will be looking at a damn good understudy. In any case i will take this opportunity to sit and record some more music. Living in NYC didn't allow me to submerge myself in the recording process so everything was a bit unfocused. But touring has been a blessing in that respect. i will hopefully return to post some pics of my adventures! stay tuned ppl!
Justin

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27 comments:

Cortney said...

Thanks for the post, Justin! :) Um there's more than one Shamu, I think, I haven't been to Sea World since I was a kid, but when I went it was always Shamu at the one in Florida and Ohio. LOL

Enjoy the rest of the sunny weather out west. ;)

AnnRo99 said...

i saw you in LA and it was amazing! i used to live in SD... go to point loma seafoods if you have the time its near the airport... amazing food!! have fun at seaworld!

Robin said...

I also saw the show in LA! It was my first time seeing RENT live and it was so wonderful I've been unable to properly describe it. Thank you (and the rest of the cast/crew) so much for your wonderful performance!

Alex said...

Hi Justin! I'm seeing you on Sunday and absolutely can't wait. I hope you all get some time to enjoy San Diego while you're here and that Sea World lives up.

heartdog said...

Hi Justin! It was great meeting you last night, and I was totally blown away by the performance! Speaking of Sea World, there's a wayward grey whale in the harbor downtown, you guys should go check it out. On the Embarcadero really close by.
I'm hoping to see the show one more time, and be up close, so I can see your faces : )

Michelle said...

I know you probably get this a lot, but Rent changed my life. :] I saw you guys last Sunday at the Pantages and I'm driving down to San Diego with friends to see you guys again! I can't wait!

Marla said...

Awesome blog entry Justin!!! Good luck in San Diego this week!! I saw you in Buffalo and the show was absolutely incredible. I can't wait to see it again in Rochester!!!

<3

Kaity said...

Holla!
hahaha
It's so freaking cold here right now. As we speak I'm sitting on my bed with a hoodie, sweatpants and two blankets. hahaha.
But it will be warm when I go to St. Louis in June to see you guys!
I can't wait!! =]]

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a blast in LA! Being an LA girl myself - can never complain about the weather here! I hope you enjoy San Diego - it's one of my favorite cities. I look forward to seeing the show on Sat...I'm soo excited! Can't Wait!!! Have fun at Sea World ...the funnel cake there is to die for =D
-Bev

Jessica said...

Are you saying you didn't love our 20 below 0 weather, here in Buffalo?!? ;D

Enjoy the sun!!

Candace said...

Saw you guys in LA...were fantastic. though I've been a fan of the show forever, I never got the chance to see it on stage until last week. It was the best Birthday ever!! So thanks to all you guys...and I'm coming down to SD to do it all over again...I just have to get paid first.

Psychopathic Sanity said...

Haha, sounds like you're having a blast in SD, honestly, I wish I was there. It was flippin' cold in Toronto today, but yeah. Hopefully you guys will get to come up here some time during the tour. But yeah, if not, I'll try to go to the nearest city in the states... XD

mi said...

Just watched the San Diego performance!...Loved it!!!

Sara Carns said...

Hi there! Oh so happy to see there is a rent blog; especially for the touring company. I did see RENT in NYC a few years back but am SO excited for the Gammage performance coming up next week. I was wondering if any of the cast was going to hang around and sign autographs afterwards or if I will need to stalk the back door? Just wondering! Thank you and I cannot wait to see you all perform.

Emily's Endless Words said...

Justin,
I was so happy to see that you're in the touring cast for RENT. I saw you last year on Broadway, and I think you make a fantastic Angel. I also saw you in San Diego; the whole cast did an amazing job. Even though I didn't get a chance to meet anyone after the show, I hope that I'm able to make a trip to Denver and see RENT once more while it's on tour. Break a leg!!!

kiim said...

Im so excited to see you tmrw!! Did you get splashed by Shamu?? And you gotta get the lil blue kids plastic lunch pail with shamu on it, its friggin' cool, i use it for my lunches lol... -kiim

Riley said...

It's Friday night and the cast of RENT completely lived up to its' reputation. Justin, your rendition and runs of these songs are just amazing! You really need to record NOW! Such a strong cast and I am so glad I was able to witness and see a truly historic performance. San Diego was all cheers all the way through and we could tell that you were truly loved by all the applause. Don't forget us in San Diego! :)

Anonymous said...

What is really cool is that my last name is Pantages and that Rent was at the Pantages theatre!

Shira said...

I hope you guys are you enjoying your time in the warm Southland. You guys were fantastic yesterday, thank you for doing this tour.

smilinjme of SD said...

SAN DIEGO LOVES you guys!!!

saw the performance saturday march 14 @ 2pm...and i had a blast! the cast and crew PLUS the audience participation (ahem to the mezzenine level...the guy on my right side [left side for you guys] who made the show more intertaining with his comments) made my RENT watching more memorable!

hope to see it again SOON!

PS. you should visit shamu ^_^

sarah said...

Hello! I was at San Diego's closing night last night and had an amazing time as always when I see RENT. Your portrayal of Angel is simply brilliant and had me cracking up and crying all at the same time. Good luck with the rest of the tour and I hope you enjoyed San Diego!

valerie said...

thanks for posting!
it's great to hear some of your adventures on the road. keep em coming! :)

i'm so excited you are all here in tempe! i'm seeing you guys on thursday and saturday. can't wait!

lots of love & peace.

Cassie Rivera said...

You drove with Adam? Is he a nice driver or is he like every one else from LONG ISLAND and curses if a car moves to slow or is just stupid? Sorry just curious aas a fellow LONG ISLANDER.

Ryan Cameron said...

Hi Justin,

Had a great time seeing the show in San Diego. Your cast really brought the show to life in a way I haven't seen in a long time. It hasn't been this good since I saw the cast that originally opened the show here in San Diego at the La Jolla Playhouse. I wrote up my experience on my blog site at http://www.RyansIncredibleWorld.com.

Candace said...

Saw you guys again in SD...and I won front row on Sunday Afternoon...it seriously, was probably the best experience of my life. All of you guys are so amazing...it's just so much more emotional up that close, I feel like I'm on the stage part of the story. And I was the one dancing around the whole time, and singing along, and screaming most of the time....LOL..typical RENThead. Hopefully I'll see you guys in D.C....and once again, do it all over again.

Catherine said...

So basically, I love all you guys. My friend and I driving 12 hours to from Tennessee to Tampa, Florida to see the show in July!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!

Margaret said...

Yeah, I think Shamu dies a while ago. That's too bad, but I hope Sea World was awsome for you! I've never been myself (Thirteen and stuck in snowy south-east Michigan - Uhg.) Saw you guys in Detroit a few weeks ago and OMG - The. Most. Awsome. Experience! You guys were just so awsome. And I promised myself I wouldn't fangirl at you...oh well! :D

-Lynn