My Torchwood obsession has just collided with my real life! It has come to my attention this past weekend by a VERY reliable source (aka GDL) that Blue Gillespie the awsome Welsh band fronted by Gareth David Lloyd of Torchwood has been invited to the US, specifically to Wicked Winter Renn Faire in NJ. (ok do you all know how much my brain imploded at this?) They are having a bit of negotiation issues mostly about the equipment needed.
Here is where I need my Rennies. Do any of you know who is doing the contracts, entertainment portion? Who do I contact and explain the huge fan base this band has that can bring to the Faire. I know that some have had vendor issues here but I really want to help get the band over so that my brain can explode just that much more!
So now it's time for me to discuss one of my favorite subjects. Cute Welsh Boy.
I've always liked Ianto, he's one of my favorite characters, I think he's incredibly complex. However I have never really found Ianto terribly sexy.
GDL on the other hand, well I've always had a thing for the scruffy naughty boys. Yes I am years older than this man. But then again I'm usually years older than most of the men I date. He doesn't violate my 'could have given birth' rule so alls good. (and yes technically I could have if we go by biology but I go by sexually active)
I found him to be a lot quieter than I expected. I think perhaps he heard a lot of feedback from his last HUB appearance. So many chastised him for being overweight, drinking too much, dressing poorly, hat hate, inappropriate behavior and the like.
Well he was dressed very nice for each event, including a sport coat at the coctail party. I never saw him drink to excess, he tried to 'keep it clean for the kiddies' during the day Q&A, he wore no hat and trust me there was not an ounce of fat on that boy. I checked. Repeatedly. He did have a light banter and flirt with many of the girls, myself included I'm happy to say. And well, I do belive that I may have stuck out in his mind/line of vision just a bit. It was the scarf I'm sure, or maybe that I touched him in inapropriate places, but I'm certain it had nothing to do with my boobs. ;)
He had to have been under a lot of pressure. None of us knew exactly what the guest were put through when it was found out about John and then Tom. He entertained and delighted us. He had to wow a crowd that was there for an entirely different musical venue. And he did. I was quite impressed with his piano playing, up until then I had no idea he played.
I think that maybe John eggs him on to be naughtier, because he really wasn't unless he was replying to John. Or he was nervous or had been 'spoken to' about previous behavior. I'd really like to see him let loose. Hopefully next year everyone will be there and like old war buddies we can all sit around drinking and telling dirty stories!
But all in all I was very very impressed by him. He handled himself and the crowd just great!