This afternoon I saw Priscilla Queen of the Desert with my friend Sally. It's pretty much exactly what you would expect from the movie being turned into a musical-- fun, lots of flamboyant, discolicious drag queens and a plot that doesn't exactly resemble Shakespeare. We had great seats just four rows from the stage.
Sitting in front of us were two lovely men, obviously a couple. One of them was wearing a mylar sash indicating that he was celebrating his 40th birthday. The other was in a leather bar vest decorated in leather pride colors. A closer look showed that he's Mr. Bare Chest Calendar for August 2013. We congratulated the birthday boy, and asked Mr. Bare Chest how he was enjoying his calendar month. "It's almost over!"
Just before the show started, someone came out from backstage to have a chat with them. "Oh, are you going to be in the show?" asked Sally.
"Not really. They want us to make an announcement at the end."
During the bows, someone out from backstage and brought the two guys back. The cast stepped back, and the guys out onto the stage.
"Hi! I'm Johnny. This is my partner Terry. He thinks I'm here to talk about the AIDS Emergency Fund, but I'm not. Today is his 40th birthday, and we've been together for nine years." He reached into his pocket and pulled out a small package, and tore it open to reveal a candy ring. "Will you marry me?"
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