Sunday, 21 August 2016

The Hamilton Tag

If you follow me on Twitter you'll know that I'm pretty obsessed with Hamilton (along with half of the world). As its consumed my life and I'm struggling to blog, I thought why not blog about it? So here's a Hamilton tag.

How did you find out about Hamilton?
I don't even remember, it was everywhere and it feels like everyone's heard of it even if you haven't listened to any songs from it. I put off listening to it for so long because I knew that it would take over my life and there'd be no going back, so only actally listened to the soundtrack about two months ago, but I feel like I knew songs from it from friends and seeing it everywhere. But it was finally because of Kylie Sparks Snapchatting a Hamilton Singalong that I caved, so thanks Kylie!

Favourite Character?

Angelica Schuyler, she's such a feminist icon. Since falling in love with her I've been reading common sense by Thomas Paine up about the real Angelica Schuyler Church. She led such an interesting life and influenced so many powerful men, at a time when women were kept down. And there is turning down Jefferson, atteninding Washington's inauguration,writing with the likes of Lafayette and Benjamin Franklin and partying with George IV!

Character you would want to play?
Well Angelica obviously, but I'd want to play her and Maria Reynolds like how Peggy and Maria are one role, but I know that'd be difficult. But also I'd make a brilliant Hercules Mulligan, wouldn't I?

Favourite song to listen to?
The Room Where it Happens for the beat. I love Jasmine's voice in Say No To This though, she's got such a seductive tone.

Favourite song to sing along with?
Yorktown cos I can pretend to be as badass as Hercules Mulligan.And My Shot, Schuyler Sisters and Non Stop for further badassery.

Part you always mess up when you're singing along?
Every single time, even though I know that its South Carolina I sing "Laurens is in North Carolina" in Yorktown. I also really struggle with the tune to "the gossip in New York is insidious" from Satisfied

Can you rap Guns and Ships?
I completely stumble over "make em drop and burn em up and scattered their remains", its just too many words! But I can get through most of it, I'm too busy shouting LAFAYETTE, if I'm honest.

Which cast member would you most want to meet?
Well Lin obviously, after that Jasmine, Daveed and Chris Jackson, But I think pretty much all of them.

Have you seen the show?
God no! I really really want to when it comes to London next year but I very much doubt I'll get to. And even if I did, I don't know if it'd be the same without the original cast.

Have you read the book?No but its on my list eventually.

Favorite line in the show?
I've got so many; theres"you want a revolution? I want a revelation- so listen to my declaration" from The Schuyler Sisters or "time to pay the piper for the pants you unbuckled" from Say No To This. And I know friends will expect me to say "Hercules Mulligan I need no introduction when you knock me down I GET THE FUCK BACK UP AGAIN", but the one I love the most is:
"When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game. But you don’t get a win unless you play in the game. Oh, you get love for it. You get hate for it. You get nothing if you…Wait for it, wait for it, wait"
-Hamilton, The Room Where it happens 

I got this tag from Jona's almost Famous who makes hilarious and cute Hamilton videos. 

Are you a fan of Hamilton? If you do the tag too let me know.

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