This past weekend, more than ever, I have been reminded that all you need in life is to surround yourself with positivity and good friends and the rest will come.
It’s been a tough weekend for Glee fans, with the passing of one of our stars (Cory Monteith who played Finn Hudson on the show). Finding out about this tragedy, whilst at a Glee convention was both a blessing and a curse. The bad side is that I felt there wasnt time to grieve on our own and really sink in what had happened. On the other hand, being with 200 people who all felt the same grief and had a chance to comfort each other without judgement was a special feeling. I have never witnessed such a showing of solidarity in my life and I think this weekend especially sums up just what being part of a fandom really means. Any fandom. Sure they fight, they ship but it boils down to a lot of people having the same interest, and when something happens, you have someone like minded to share the experience with. No judgement, just support and solidarity. When Telly Leung sat everyone down in a circle and spoke about Cory’s life, it was exactly what we needed. We laughed, we cried and just having that chat really helped put things into perspective.
Now, hats off to the Warbler boys who were present at the convention. Even though they had to deal with the tragic news whilst they were in a foreign country, they really held their own. I’ve never seen so much professionalism and integrity as those boys displayed. They were obviously devastated at losing a colleague and friend, but they battled through that to be there for their fans and help them with the loss too.
I am just blown away by their dedication to their fans. They are a true inspiration to young actors all over the world. If I can be half as humble, professional and thoughtful as they are, then I will be proud.
Thank you boys x