I hate to name drop, but when we saw a live show on Broadway (This post must be interrupted by someone questioning the statement that Andrew hates to name drop) a glamorous couple sat in front of us. No wonder the tickets cost so much. Are you getting this? We are in posh seats on Broadway. She reminded me of our fellow High Rise bearded media person resident's former wife who still lives in the High Rise but in her own apartment. Our fellow theatre goer woman was superbly dressed, had perfectly coloured and straightened longish hair and her make up was as if she had just stepped out from a department store make up do over. Her husband/partner was a little older and gone to seed somewhat. He was well turned out as well, wearing a white cheese cloth shirt, perfectly styled hair and a not quite natural tan.
They brought their children with them to see the stage show Matilda on Broadway. The angelic son of about ten years of age sat between husband and wife. The ever so pretty daughter of a year or so older than her brother sat to left of her mother.
So, right to left, we have father, son, mother and daughter in front of us. I don't think they came to Broadway from Harlem or The Bronx (Andrew, now you are showing off your New York demographic knowledge. You really are such a tosser)
What really intrigued me was that the mother caressed her son, kissed her son, cuddled her son, stroked his hair and held his hand and talked to him. She just ignored her daughter sitting on the other side of her. The daughter may have been twelve years old. She stiffly and resolutely watched the Broadway show. If I had not seen them all together as they arrived, I would have thought she was a kid on her own who had a ticket to the show. None of that father daughter connection. None of any mother daughter connection. She was out on her own, although with her brother and parents and was just totally ignored by all she was with.
It was so weird to the point of being spooky. The situation really quite disturbed me and seemed so appropriate to the show. I hope the daughter likes reading books.