Above is the swag I bought at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market. I’ve been going since 1999 and it’s a habit that I just can’t break. John, one of my very closest friends since 2002, is my usual partner in crime but he couldn’t make it this year sadly (life happens!). So, instead I brought my non-theatre friend Ben who was a bit overwhelmed but very amused. We saw Man and Boy at the American Airlines Theatre at 2pm (which was very good) and then I went back to score some end-of-day deals. I think I spent between $40-$50 all together. The flea market is always fun because it gets the entire theatre community together and I always see friends that I haven’t seen in a year, or years.
Pictured above: Next to Normal, House of Blue Leaves, 9 to 5, and Promises, Promises t-shirts; Baby, it’s You!, 9 to 5, and Lend Me A Tenor programs; House of Blue Leaves hat (I don’t know how that got in there); Catch Me If You Can and Promises, Promises mugs; Memphis flask ($5) ELLING script; The Greatest Story Ever Sold by Frank Rich ($5); two RIPLEY cds, a Jason Daniely CD, Promises, Promises CD, American Idiot group sales’ b-roll ($1); Les Miserables’ One Day More tote ($2.50); Lombardi ($.50), The Normal Heart ($.50), and Lysistrata Jones ($1) stress balls; a random lime green tank top ($1); Baby, It’s You! sunglasses; used pointe shoes from The Phantom of the Opera signed by Jessica Bishop ($10); and beads from the 2008 cast of HAIR ($3, and I’m especially in love with these!).
I think my favorite finds today were the Phantom pointe shoes and the HAIR beads. Does anyone want the House of Blue Leaves hat, and I also ended up with two Catch Me If You Can mugs. Anyone want the extra? What’d you end up buying today?