For a long time, everyone (namely Angel) has been telling me to listen to the Hamilton. Did I listen? No, of course not, I thought it was just another internet trend that I didn’t want to get involved in. Then, on a particularly stressy day (note; not stressful, just stressy), I decided I should do some colouring in, and listen to something I had to concentrate on. A podcast, maybe? No, Hamilton.
Here we are, exactly one week on. I was trying to think what my next post should be, as I attempted to rap My Shot (I can do almost all of Alexander’s bit in Aaron Burr, My Shot is the next mission), when it came to me that I should just have a fangirly chat. Guys, I am obsessed. It’s not like I’ve listened to it just a few times; I listen to it on every walk to and from school, despite my brain screaming that I should be going over my exam notes. I prefer the first half of the soundtrack to the second, just because it’s more upbeat and cheerful. The plot is more cheerful, but the actual songs are more fun to sing along to (and dance, if the day requires that). On my first listen, the last half was the part that had me throwing things across the room, and sitting in dead silence staring at my phone in horror. This is a traumatic ride people, I’m warning you.
In terms of characters, I have a major crush on Angelica (Eliza can get out, Alexander so made the wrong choice). I kind of have a crush on Alexander too, but he’d be such high maintenance, and I’m not here for that. Burr (sir) is very cool to sing about, but a bit irritating in terms of how great he could be. I haven’t quite got involved in the emotions of everyone else; who ships who together? Who do people hate the most? I need to start using that dusty tumblr I have hidden away somewhere. And yes, I’ve done my research, and it’s fascinating seeing how similar it actually all is to how the events happened in real life. Like, tiny details that are fairly unimportant, that they ensured still come up in the story. I’m from New Zealand, meaning American history is something I know very little about, so it was interesting learning so much about that. If I’m honest, I didn’t realise Hamilton was a real person until Washington turned up… Look, I am EDUCATED now, and loving it!
I’ve been watching some fan-made videos though. Since I’m obviously never going to get to see the actual show, I have to live vicariously through the little that’s out there on the internet. This is generally people with their own interpretations of the song; this group is my particular favourite so far, but I’d love more recommendations, please and thank you.
I know, I know, I’m way late on this bandwagon. I’m here now though, finally! And I’m desperate to become fully imersed in the fandom, so please welcome me with open arms, and give me all the advice on the best places to go to find more fellow-minded losers.