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Darren Appreciation Thread: General News about Darren for 2016

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Democratic National Convention.  July 27, 2016.

Aw, it was wonderful to see Darren at the Democratic National Convention tonight.  I really enjoyed watching most of the evening' s speeches.   

The performance of "What the World Needs Now" was beautiful and inspiring.   Loved it!  So many beautiful voices and souls singing their hearts out.  I loved seeing Seth Rudetsky there in the middle of the line-up, conducting.  Really truly heartwarming.


Great video posted by dailydarrennews (thank you!):







A slightly longer video posted by CBS, the camera pans down the line-up of singers, so we see Darren again clapping enthusiastically.  :happy face









link to video
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Rehearsal video:
 

sethrudetsky: Sound check for #dnc2016! Juli Wesley is Audra’s understudy for rehearsal!
(via dailydarrennews)




Another rehearsal video:


Courtney McGregor .@idinamenzel, @DebraMessing, @DarrenCriss, @heatherheadley just slayed their sound check! #DNCinPHL
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Cute and funny "rehearsal" videos of Darren and Brian Stokes Mitchell.  Here is the link to the video:


Darren Criss Warming up at #DNC @bstokesmitchell
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Another funny "warming up" video:

 Darren Criss Getting high with @bstokesmitchell backstage at #DNC
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Darren followed Rebel and a Basket Case, Skeery Jones, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Joe Biden and Tim Kaine on Twitter.






[HQ] A host of Broadway stars performed the hit Broadway for Orlando single “What the World Needs Now” July 27 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. | Playbill.com
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sethrudetsky: Watch us sing WhatThe WorldNeedsNow soon at www.DemConvention.com/live/ #Dnc2016
(via dailydarrennews)




@LenaRockerHall: Had a great time performing at be DNC! #imwithher
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via Debra Messing’s Snapchat
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haha!

rockerrick: Secret Service
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Darren Criss #GoBlue #DNC2016

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Democratic National Convention, July 27, 2016.


From dailydarrennews:

 
Pics of Darren with fans at the DCN (July 27, 2016).


james_t_521: Met one of my former “Glee club ” members.








martythomaslovesyou: With @darrencriss at the #dnc what a great guy #imwithher




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Democratic National Convention - July 27, 2016 | Source





@keb0422 Found @DarrenCriss walking around today…. Such a sweet guy!



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I'm placing any more pics/discussion about Darren at the Democratic National Convention (July 27, 2016) in this thread:  Darren's Miscellaneous Projects and Events for 2016

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Darren's Calendar:

July 29               Elvis Duran Show


August 5              *Millennials for Hillary San Francisco Bay Area ("San Francisco for 45" reception)
6-8 pm                 Tickets start at $45.


August 29           White Rabbit Red Rabbit
                            Tickets at Telecharge.com or call Telecharge at  212-239-6200.



September 5        Elsie Fest
                             Pre-sale tickets
went on sale today at 10:00 AM EDT (Pre-sale code: Coney)
                             Pre-sale tickets also via Playbill code 
(Pre-sale code:  Playbill ). 

                             General public tickets go on sale Friday, July 29th at 10:00 AM EDT
                            Click here for tickets (via Ticketmaster)  



October 2-30 
     Hedwig & the Angry Inch. SF Tickets


November 1-27   Hedwig & the Angry Inch.  L.A.     Tickets   (currently only season packages available) 

*The "San Francisco for 45" reception for Hillary Clinton has updated their site to indicate Darren is a special guest.
yanks02:
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:happy face :happy face :happy face :happy face





From dailyarrennews:

Some pics


Christian Eli Jimenez: With Darren Criss ! Super nice guy, very humble ! heart #DarrenCriss #BlaineAnderson
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Darren with a fan at Universal Studios in Florida on July 26th, 2016 | source







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Aw, Darren is back at the Hollywood Bowl, this time as an audience member, to see  A Chorus Line, with Mia.  It's nice to see that Darren and Adam Shankman have kept in touch.  

adamshankman A 5678!!! #choruslineatthebowl @busyphilipps @darrencriss @sunsetstrippa









Via Darren’s snapchat - July 29, 2016



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Join Hillary supporters in your area



FRI, AUG 5, 2016, 6:00PM – 8:00PMSan Francisco for45 reception with John Podesta, Campaign Chair and special guest Darren Criss

Just so everyone knows, they have officially updated the event page for Darren attending the Hillary fundraiser next Friday in San Francisco.
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From dailydarrennews:






mattsteinberg: love running into friends at work @sunsetstrippa @darrencriss



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From dailydarrennews:




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This Sunday, July 31 marks 49 days since the shooting in Orlando. We are honoring the 49 victims by airing @humanrightscampaign’s #StopTheHate video featuring Laverne Cox, Lady Gaga, Tyler Oakley and many more.
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Darren, Mia, Adam and Busy at the Hollywood Bowl yesterday/last night

July 29, 2016 - Via Busy Phillips’ Snapchat






Via Adam Shankman’s Snapchat - July 29, 2016



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From dailydarrennews:


Just want to say how sweet it is of Darren to come to their table and wish one of the group a happy birthday!  I'm sure it was very much appreciated! 



pay_it_4_ward: I promise I’m not stalking him! Always the nicest guy. Came by the table to wish @jewmanji happy birthday. #darrencriss @darrencriss

amoviemind: #darrincriss for ya













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mr.arthurbryan: “You make me feel like I’m living a teenage dream…” music note











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From dailydarrennews:


Aw, Darren and Mia are at Disneyland. 


I guess they spent some time with Jodi Benson (and her family?) too.  How nice that they kept in touch, after having spent some time together performing in The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl.  :happy face



Via Darren’s snapchat - July 31, 2016
via dailydarrennews




"Harry Potter Darren."

Darren using the Harry Potter filter on Snapchat

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ha!  Wow, she remembered that Darren wore this shirt as Blaine.  Good catch! 
 

 
darrenishedwig
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Some cute pics with fans at Disneyland.  I like reading their messages. 

muycarlyente OH MY GOD BLAINE FROM GLEE  :heart eyes   heart heart   OMG






 




@nelson_miller7 Casually meets Darren Criss at Disneyland :big grin

sindiroo Just met @darrencriss Awesome Day!! #awesome #actor #talented #glee #hedwig Thanks for taking a selfie with me!

daenaarose my middle school/high school dreams came true today heart

@murpphy21 soo this just happened… heart heart @DarrenCriss









lijeyeshaveit Found this handsome at #disneyscaliforniaadventure Said hey again. Remembered me. Said “we keep running into each in fun places”

@_lexigeorge What a delightful day to be a theatre major in Disneyland







phantomfenton i just?? met? darren criss?? if 7th grade me could see me now






It was nice of Darren to take off his sunglasses to take the pics, considering how sensitive his eyes are to the sun.



@basicallyjayne 4 years later :happy face






Loving Darren's friendship with Cynthia Erivo.  :happy face

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Pic taken at the Hollywood Bowl.


dannfarmer: -sat next to darren criss at the Hollywood Bowl tonight - then met him while backstage after the show - nice fellow #darrencriss #achorusline #thehollywoodbowl #patrickgaveushouseseats #boxseats #showbusinessismuchbetterupclose

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My browser just froze and I lost my post. computer angst I'll reply to this here then because it fits a little better than in the Smitten thread:
@Poppy wrote:I don't know anything about Snapchat.  Can anyone explain it to me?   I think it's cool that it appears that one  easily may place fun/funny animated images (like "cartoon Darren" and a cartoon pic of a fuel gauge on empty) and decorative messages, on top of actual photos.    It seems like that kind of social media would appeal to Darren's fun and quirky side.


He does seem to be making an effort to use social media more often, which I think in general is a good thing, to connect with fans on a broad level  like that (along with his continuing to be quite remarkable in that compared to  most celebrities, he always has made a huge effort to try to connect with fans he actually meets, by taking photos, signing his autograph, making eye-contact, asking fans how they are doing, even when he is in a rush, something that most celebrities shy away from, generally-speaking).

Sorry, I'm as clueless as you are.  upside down  From what I gather, the original idea behind it was that the pictures/videos get deleted right after viewing them, but now I think they can be viewed repeatedly? I think they do still get deleted at some point, so I'm glad it's all archived on Tumblr, but I think they stay on Snapchat for a day or so now, or maybe you can set a time. But I guess the point is that it's supposed to be a(n even) more immediate, in-the-moment thing than other social media? I guess part of the appeal for Darren might be that there's less room for overthinking.
And then the other main appeal seems the easy ability to add silly/fun stuff like those cartoon thingies you mentioned and the "filters" like the Harry Potter one, altought personally I find most of those filters that I've seen just kind of creepy.  scared

It's true that Darren seems to be in one of his general "social media phases" right now, but I'm still surprised that he has used Snapchat as much as he has, especially yesterday at Disneyland. That's not really something he usually posts about on social media, least of all while he's still there. And even posting a cute video with Mia (but I guess another "positive" is that there's apparently no comment function, so he and Mia get hit with less immediate negativity...)
I'm not expecting this to last once the novelty wears off, but I'm definitely enjoying it while it does. :happy face It's nice to get some random updates and sillyness and see a little more of Darren's face, though we've been spoiled this week anyway!

@Poppy wrote:I guess they spent some time with Jodi Benson (and her family?) too.  How nice that they kept in touch, after having spent some time together performing in The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl.  :happy face
Awww, that's so cute. Always nice to see him hanging out with people he worked with.


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Hi Lin!

@Lin wrote:Sorry, I'm as clueless as you are.    From what I gather, the original idea behind it was that the pictures/videos get deleted right after viewing them, but now I think they can be viewed repeatedly? I think they do still get deleted at some point, so I'm glad it's all archived on Tumblr, but I think they stay on Snapchat for a day or so now, or maybe you can set a time. But I guess the point is that it's supposed to be a(n even) more immediate, in-the-moment thing than other social media? I guess part of the appeal for Darren might be that there's less room for overthinking.

And then the other main appeal seems the easy ability to add silly/fun stuff like those cartoon thingies you mentioned and the "filters" like the Harry Potter one, altought personally I find most of those filters that I've seen just kind of creepy.  

Thanks for your answer.  Actually, you did tell me a lot.  Good point about SnapChat appealing to Darren possibly because there is less room for overthinking. 

And I agree, some of those filters are creepy (some of the animal ones).  I thought the  Harry Potter one was funny though.


@Lin wrote:It's true that Darren seems to be in one of his general "social media phases" right now, but I'm still surprised that he has used Snapchat as much as he has, especially yesterday at Disneyland. That's not really something he usually posts about on social media, least of all while he's still there. And even posting a cute video with Mia (but I guess another "positive" is that there's apparently no comment function, so he and Mia get hit with less immediate negativity...)


Oh, that's a good point, in terms of it being unusual for Darren to post on social media at Disneyland, especially while he's still there.   And I personally am grateful for the lack of comment function.   I mean, I also am grateful for some articles I read online and youtube videos I watch that disable the comment section.    :big grin Razz   It's tedious and irritating to read mean comments.  Rolling Eyes   :talking



@Lin wrote:I'm not expecting this to last once the novelty wears off, but I'm definitely enjoying it while it does. It's nice to get some random updates and sillyness and see a little more of Darren's face, though we've been spoiled this week anyway!

I agree, I'm enjoying his infatuation with Snapchat right now, for however long it lasts.  I enjoy seeing him enjoying himself so much.  :happy face

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"Less room for overthinking", I say... and then he posts a new Harry Potter snap because in the one he had done half a day earlier, you couldn't see the scar properly. :laughing  (I laugh, as if I hadn't noticed the missing scar right away and been slightly disappointed about it...)
(I would post the video, but it's not working on DDN's Tumblr right now. Here's a link to it on their Twitter)

@Poppy wrote:And I personally am grateful for the lack of comment function.   I mean, I also am grateful for some articles I read online and youtube videos I watch that disable the comment section.    :big grin Razz   It's tedious and irritating to read mean comments.  Rolling Eyes   :talking
You'd think those people who hate Darren or Darren-with-Mia should have moved on at this point, but... Rolling Eyes
Personally, I never read comment sections, and I rarely see negativity on Tumblr/Twitter because I blocked all the idiots years ago. It just bothers me to know that they send that garbage directly to Darren/Mia/unknowing friends who dare to post a picture.


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I'm glad that you blocked those people, Lin. 

Sigh.  confused   Yes, a few haters still linger.    I do think some have moved on, and I think it will happen more as more time passes since Glee finished.  It's strange that people who hate something or hate someone tend to feel so motivated by their hate that they have to be loud and vocal about it.   I mean, if you are going to be consumed by passion for something, I would hope for your own sake/health, you would choose to be consumed by something you feel positively about, by something that you love.  It's bizarre how these folks have no idea how, by being loud about their dislike, that it really harms them (and not the target of their hate), because the large majority of the audience/viewers/readers who see their negativity form a bad opinion of them.   Darren and Mia, well anyone who is in the public eye, really do have to form a thick skin.   Fortunately, it does seem that Darren has a healthy attitude about it, and views them as mosquitoes, that is, as merely pesky, insignificant insects who may irritate you for some brief  moments, but are of little importance in the long run.


@Lin wrote:"Less room for overthinking", I say... and then he posts a new Harry Potter snap because in the one he had done half a day earlier, you couldn't see the scar properly.  (I laugh, as if I hadn't noticed the missing scar right away and been slightly disappointed about it...)

(I would post the video, but it's not working on DDN's Tumblr right now. Here's a link to it on their Twitter)



"Here's a link to it on their (dailydarrennews) Twitter:  VIDEO"




haha! :laughing  I laughed out loud at the fact that Darren felt so passionately about showing the Harry Potter scar (and I smiled that you noticed in the first place) that he did a second video.  He's such a lovable dork sometimes and his passion for Harry Potter really is endearing.   I had no idea what that second video was, since it wouldn't play, so thanks Lin, for posting the link to dailydarrennews' tweet of that video.





I love this pic:

More from Disneyland & Downtown Disney via darrencriss on snapchat, 7/31/16
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From dailydarrennews:


haha!  I had to laugh at this photo.  The two younger looking guys in the front are super chill/cool.  Darren is having fun and poor Mia looks terrified.   I wonder which ride this is.

Darren Criss and Mia Swier at Disneyland on July 31st, 2016 | source
(via dailydarrennews)



The first thing I noticed is that there are hardly any people.  Is that Michael and Ricky?




 
Via Darren’s Snapchat - July 31, 2016



Aw, another pic with Jodi Benson.  Love that Darren and Mia are wearing Mickey Mouse ears.

Jodi Benson Thank you @Disneyland for a great day with family, friends & my TLM Live Prince Eric @DarrenCriss & @MiaVonGlitz



Sweet message from this fan.

disneyames: - Met one of the nicest humans today. It was too good, I cry.






@thel0stpr1ncess the ULTIMATE highlight of my last trip to the Parks: quickly meeting my idol @DarrenCriss



Y'all don't know how happy I am @DarrenCriss
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Here is Harry Potter #2 video, that Lin gave the link to the tweet.  As expected, it's very cute. :amused


Darren using the Harry Potter filter a 2nd time via Snapchat

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Wow, these two are becoming good friends.  :happy face
   

Darren and Jodi Benson at Barbra Streisand’s Concert at the Staples Center - August 1, 2016 | Via Darren’s Snapchat







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zoesloane: Because I ruined all of last nights photos accept for this one… kinda #love #bestfriendgoals #sohohousemalibu



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From dailydarrennews:




I'm enjoying this friendship between Jodi and Darren.  Maybe Jodi can drop by at Elsie Fest, and Tituss is already there too.   Darren would need to get Norm Lewis there, so they could sing "If Only."  (Or if Norm cannot make it, maybe Brian Stokes Mitchell, since Darren seemed to be hanging out with Brian making funny videos).  :happy face












Jodi Benson Just so blessed to listen to @BarbraStreisand & her incredible voice. So honored to be in her presence w Darren&Mia

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Pic from the DNC.  haha!  Everyone who sees a pic is about to be taken, is smiling nicely, . . . except Darren.  Razz



@BigCoby60 TY @IMKristenBell @DebraMessing @StephanieJBlock @DarrenCriss and Rich Kind for helping promote youth engagement








Just imagine if Jodi, Tituss, Norm and Darren sang "If Only" at Elsie Fest.  heart :love   Enjoy this video of "If Only" performed by these four talented folks on June 6, 2016 at the Hollywood Bowl (for The Little Mermaid performance):


I love how Darren stretches out for forever that one note at the end.  Just so pretty, and so impressive.  His vocal control has improved so much. heart



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Darren's Calendar:



August 5             *Millennials for Hillary San Francisco Bay Area ("San Francisco for 45" reception)
6-8 pm                 Tickets start at $45.


August 29           White Rabbit Red Rabbit
                            Tickets at Telecharge.com or call Telecharge at  212-239-6200.



September 5       Elsie Fest
                           
General public tickets on sale NOW.   Click here for tickets (via Ticketmaster)  



October 2-30 
     Hedwig & the Angry Inch. SF Tickets


November 1-27   Hedwig & the Angry Inch.  L.A.     Tickets   (currently only season packages available) 


*The "San Francisco for 45" reception for Hillary Clinton has updated their site to indicate Darren is a special guest.
yanks02:
(via dailydarrennews)


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I wonder if Darren was promoting Elsie Fest on iHeartRadio?

iHeartRadio On today’s Snapchat Discover we have your favorite, @DarrenCriss. 8)   8)   http://bit.ly/iHeartSnapNEW






Darren is in SF.  He has the San Francisco for 45 reception on August 5, Friday, for Hillary Clinton.  :happy face

via Darren’s Snapchat



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From @DarrenArmy


Reminder that Darren will be a special guest at the "San Francisco for 45" reception for Hillary Clinton tomorrow, Friday, August 5.  Ticket info:

East Bay for Hillary @obeforhillary
"Get your tickets for tomorrow night's @hillaryclinton fundraiser with @darrencriss in SF! http://buff.ly/2aPoWYy"
(with Photo)


ha!  I find it amusing that they are using Darren's photo shoot on the beach (People.com)






From dailydarrennews:


Are we getting a photo-shoot? 

michaelnoblejr Darren Criss (@darrencriss) who will play the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch poses for a portrait on Tuesday, August 3, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Criss is best known for his role as Blaine Anderson on Glee. #glee #makeportraits #portrait #naturallight #actor #sanfrancisco #noblebae



Darren being happy to be back home in SF.  I think these are the cables to SF street cars.

via Darren’s Snapchat




Darren tweeting his appreciation of Emily King.  :happy face




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From Dailydarrrennews:




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Click here for Tickets through Ticketmaster

Link to Ticketmaster:  http://www.ticketmaster.com/elsie-fest-brooklyn-new-york-09-05-2016/event/1D0050FAAF61248D?artistid=2156255&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=766








Darren wishing Elvis Duran a Happy Birthday in his own "Darren" way.  :amused






Darren showing his support of the StarKid show, Firebringer.


Firebringer tickets
NY Times article






Showing his support for his pal, Charlene Kaye.



dailydarrennews:
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Darren spreading the word about expressing one's views through "construction." 



link to video



I like the message, and I agree.   As per the video, there are two ways one can respond to a comment that one may consider to be an outrageous opinion:  Destruction or construction.  Destruction involves reacting emotionally and carelessly (note that one can be emotional without being careless), which involves little critical, analytical thought, with the goal of "destroying" a perceived opponent.  Construction involves trying to understand what motivates that person to say what he said, to empathize and assume the best of that person.  It involves constraint and patience, and the goal is not to destroy, but hopefully, to express an opposing view in a analytical, thought-filled way. 

"The best thing to do is reach for a flashlight and  not start a fire."

My favorite persons on tumblr are those who practice construction, who try to respond in a polite but analytical manner to express why they disagree with a view.  This is why I enjoy reading the site of gleekto, for example.

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From dailydarrennews:



This sounds like a great opportunity to see Elsie Fest:

link to giveaway










Darren at the "San Francisco for 45" reception for Hillary Clinton:








@SF4Hillary .@DarrenCriss: “Living in San Francisco is a cultural privilege.” Get out to a swing state for Hillary! #ImWithHer

@christinawrites Darren Criss in the house for @HillaryClinton!

@dannyroa​ Hillary Campaign Event with John Podesta & Darren Criss (@ War Memorial Veterans Building)


















alexqwalker So awesome meeting@darrencriss at the Young Professionals for @hillaryclinton event! Looking forward to seeing him in @hedwigonbway (and hopefully at Martunis as well) this fall!
elizabethdeluna We’re with her.#clinton2016 Thanks for being the best @darrencriss!







Darren spreading the message of The Project's video:




















@sfpelosi “You have the power to be a strong influencer to your friends … Be a voice for #HillaryClinton”-@DarrenCriss #HFA

@SF4Hillary Glee actor and new Hedwig @DarrenCriss voices his strong support for Hillary! #ImWithHer

@obeforhillary Thrilled to hear @DarrenCriss talk to young professionals in support of @HillaryClinton here in #Hillafornia
















I guess Outside Lands is a big music festival in SF.  How great that Theo Katzman and other U of Michigan alums in Vulfpeck are performing there.
 







darrencriss So goddamn proud of my buddies in @vulfpeck #outsidelandscrowd lovin it !




He looks very happy here.  :happy face

marnslondon At #outsidelands2016 #sanfrancisco with #darrencriss waiting for @duranduran & @mrhudson #duranduran #mrhudson



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@Poppy wrote:
I guess Outside Lands is a big music festival in SF.  How great that Theo Katzman and other U of Michigan alums in Vulfpeck are performing there.
Site of this lovely old interview that I still rewatch sometimes, so I'm taking this as an excuse to post it here. :love
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Lin,

I didn't know that was where he did these interviews.  Now that I'm watching the video that you posted (thank  you!), I notice that the caption says the video was taken during Outside Lands.  Darren said in Part I that the festival started when he was in college and it was at that time (2010) only five years old.   He added that he used to run there, in that park.   He shared he was a camp counsellor, which makes sense, because he loves working with kids.

Many fans fondly watch those videos of Darren, before he blew up big from being on Glee.   I like his advice:  "Stick with your friends, love what you do, and love who you are."    It's nice to know that to this day, he still sends the message of being passionate about your work and being true to yourself, as well as being supportive of each other.

Thanks for sharing that video and that piece of info, Lin!

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From dailydarrennews:


Darren at the Young Professionals for Hilary:

yanks02:
Thanks for the inspiring speech @darrencriss ! #imwithher (at Green Room at the War Memorial)


Darren being inspirational.

yanks02:

Darren Criss speaking at the Young Professionals for Hillary event in San Francisco.


(He’s a small dude and there was no stage so this was the best I could do. He did have a very engaging and eloquent speech.)

(via dailydarrennews)






Some nice pics.  Rocking that young professor look, while urging people to be active in this election.  :happy face









Darren at Young Professionals Hillary Clinton event on August 5th, 2016 [x/x/x/x]









for45fc Darren Criss tearing it up at #for45event in SF. #heswithher #strongertogether




Driving by the SHN Golden Gate Theatre.  :happy face

mypatronusisklaine:


Via Darren’s snapchat


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Some pics from the Outside Lands music festival. 

theadamdillon: Not going to lie, this was pretty rad to meet @darrencriss tonight. He was great to talk to and lives in SF! Hope to one day photograph this dude again




This is a cute pic.  I'm glad she finally got to meet Darren.  :happy face

minami_e: So happy I finally met the wonderful @darrencriss, even if I did make a complete fool out of myself. And thanks to @marzate91, @hannhannham, and Andrew for running across the city with me to create this magical moment! #darrencriss #dreamsdocometrue #7yearsinthemaking




It sounds like this fan has been hoping to meet Darren for a while too.

@dana_jaco: Isabel just met Darren Criss and my inner 8th grade self is extremely jealous





Somewhere in SF.   A very sweet message from a fan.   I like Darren's shirt/sweater combination.  Nice colors.

segography Met Darren Criss today  :heart eyes :heart eyes :heart eyes :heart eyes Such a sweetheart in person, I still can’t breathe #darrencriss #hedwig #blaine #glee #mancrushforlife #god #angelsvoice #handsomeaf





This is a very good pic of him.  The woman in white has the same color eyes.   The fan said that this was on Haight Street.

Darren with fans in San Francisco on August 6th, 2016 | source





Something about this brightly colored beanie cap makes for a cute pic.   Cute message from a fan.  :happy face

hatvtrinh: We just met @darrencriss & he said “I love you too”  heart #fangirling #Glee



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@Lin wrote:"Less room for overthinking", I say... and then he posts a new Harry Potter snap because in the one he had done half a day earlier, you couldn't see the scar properly. :laughing  (I laugh, as if I hadn't noticed the missing scar right away and been slightly disappointed about it...)
(I would post the video, but it's not working on DDN's Tumblr right now. Here's a link to it on their Twitter)
Twinsies, Lin!  I'm glad to know that I was not the only HP fanatic that looked to see if I could see the scar somewhere in those lovely curls.  And my HP-loving heart smiled when Darren felt the need to post another one to make sure it showed.    :big grin

@Lin wrote:Site of this lovely old interview that I still rewatch sometimes, so I'm taking this as an excuse to post it here.  :love
(part 2)
Ooooh Twinsies again, Lin!   applause
I posted the same video on my tumblr earlier today (or was it last night, my brain is not working well right now lol). Seeing his tweets/snapchats about the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival just made me all nostalgic about one of my favorite Darren interviews too. So many wonderful Darren moments and what would become classic Darren soundbites come from this two-part gem of an interview!  
I get especially emotional over this little comment: 

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Darren got Glee just about a month later.  :happy face

And of course, this classic Darren-ism: 

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I also loved the Mia/Criss family photos that came from that day too.  Chuck and his group The Freelance Whales were playing at the festival that year and everyone looked so proud and happy!

And YES, Poppy!  I'll add my vote for an "If Only" reunion at Elsie Fest! That would have been so amazing! Thank you also for posting that wonderful video from the Hollywood 
Bowl Concert.  

Forgive me if this has been posted already, but kudos to the director for his/her A+ selection of background: 

Darren’s Hedwig poster can be seen in the background in this scene [ starting mark 1:23:26 ] from the Netflix original movie “Tallulah” starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney.x



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Hi Lilikoiluv!  :hello   So nice to see you!   :for you


It's so nice to have some fans who know these details of Darren's early days.  You guys are encyclopedias of Darren-related facts.  thumbs up

 
@Lilikoiluv wrote:Ooooh Twinsies again, Lin!  
I posted the same video on my tumblr earlier today (or was it last night, my brain is not working well right now lol). Seeing his tweets/snapchats about the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival just made me all nostalgic about one of my favorite Darren interviews too. So many wonderful Darren moments and what would become classic Darren soundbites come from this two-part gem of an interview!  
I get especially emotional over this little comment: 

Darren got Glee just about a month later. 

And of course, this classic Darren-ism: 

 


I also loved the Mia/Criss family photos that came from that day too.  Chuck and his group The Freelance Whales were playing at the festival that year and everyone looked so proud and happy!

I love those gifs, Lilikoiluv; the quote from the second gif is quite beloved by Darren fans.  heart  :love   And how ironic that 1 month after that video, he was cast on Glee, and he remained on the show for five seasons!  



If you happen to have any Mia/Criss family photos from that day, I would love to see them, if it's not too much trouble.  How cool that Chuck and his band, The Freelance Whales were playing at the festival that year.    Darren must have been so proud of his big brother. 


ha.  I love that both you and Lin noticed that Darren's hair covered his Harry Potter lightning scar.  :amused  I wonder if dusty noticed too.  I have to confess I was none the wiser. 


Yes, cross our fingers, Lilikoiluv that we get "If Only" at Elsie Fest.    :fingers crossed   That would be so beautiful. 




I love that Darren's Hedwig pic is in the background of that scene.   Darren's fans have eagle eyes!  bow to you 


@Lilikoiluv wrote:


Darren’s Hedwig poster can be seen in the background in this scene [ starting mark 1:23:26 ] from the Netflix original movie “Tallulah” starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney.x


I'm really glad to see you here, Lilikoiluv.   :hug    Hope you are having a good week.  :happy face



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@Poppy wrote:Hi Lilikoiluv!  :hello   So nice to see you!   :for you

If you happen to have any Mia/Criss family photos from that day, I would love to see them, if it's not too much trouble.  How cool that Chuck and his band, The Freelance Whales were playing at the festival that year.    Darren must have been so proud of his big brother. 
Hi, Poppy!  :hello
It's so great to be back!  

Sorry, I didn't post the photos from the 2010 Outside Lands because I don't remember the source. I'll post a few here, and if it's not okay, feel free to remove them. The Criss family love is lovely though.   :happy face
They look so happy and proud to be there supporting Chuck and The Freelance Whales' set at the festival! 








Now THAT's a proud family!  The Criss family love is wonderful to see!

Here's on of Chuck on stage: 


And, of course, Darren and Mia: 



ha.  I love that both you and Lin noticed that Darren's hair covered his Harry Potter lightning scar.  :amused  I wonder if dusty noticed too.  I have to confess I was none the wiser. 
lol. Only HP-lovers would notice.  I was embarrassed that I actually looked to see if I could see it somewhere in those lovely curls, so I was happy (and relieved) to hear that Lin (and Darren lol) noticed too. Is dusty a fan of HP too?

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Hi Lilikoiluv.  :hello

I think if you do not have the source, it's fine to go ahead and post the pics.  (It's just that if folks do have the source, I hope folks post the source to give them credit.  But if you don't have the source, then if you want, just post them, so we can share with each other our lovely stashes of Darren photos. :love )


Thanks so much for posting those lovely pics, Lilikoiluv!    Those are beautiful pics, Lililkoiluv.  I agree, they all look so happy and proud of Chuck.  I had seen some of those pics before, but didn't know the context.  It's so nice to fill in the blanks.   Thank you for sharing them, Lilikoiluv!

Aw, love the pic of Darren and Mia.   They look so cute.  :happy face

@Lilikoiluv wrote:lol. Only HP-lovers would notice.  I was embarrassed that I actually looked to see if I could see it somewhere in those lovely curls, so I was happy (and relieved) to hear that Lin (and Darren lol) noticed too. Is dusty a fan of HP too?

ha!   Yes, you HP-lovers notice when that little lightning scar is hidden.  :amused  I know dusty loves the HP books.   I know she has seen more of the StarKid Harry Potter videos than I have. 

Jeremy,  I never had the chance to ask you about this.   I have seen the HP films and really enjoyed them.  But I only read the first book.  My husband read the whole novel series and is much bigger HP fan than I am.



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@Lilikoiluv wrote:Ooooh Twinsies again, Lin!   applause
I get especially emotional over this little comment: 

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Darren got Glee just about a month later.  :happy face
Yesss, that part always gets to me.  :cry  :love I was going to mention it, but I didn't have the gif on hand. thumbs up

@Poppy wrote:It's so nice to have some fans who know these details of Darren's early days.  You guys are encyclopedias of Darren-related facts.  thumbs up
I don't remember everything! Razz For example, I love Darren and Harry's friendship, but I had completely forgotten about those fun Comic Con pictures you posted recently, so I agree it's nice that we can remind each other of stuff like that or fill in some blanks. :hug

@Poppy wrote:I love that Darren's Hedwig pic is in the background of that scene.   Darren's fans have eagle eyes!  bow to you
Spot "Darwig" sounds like a fun little game to play with movies that were shot in NYC last summer. :laughing I've seen people on Twitter mention that the poster is somewhere in the background of the new Ghostbusters movie, too.


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@Lilikoiluv wrote::Ooooh Twinsies again, Lin!  
I get especially emotional over this little comment: 

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Darren got Glee just about a month later. 




@Lin wrote:Yesss, that part always gets to me.     I was going to mention it, but I didn't have the gif on hand.

I was just thinking, so Darren graduated from U of Michigan in June 2009?   And the last episode of Eastwick ("Tasers and Mind Erasers") that he appeared in, aired on December 2, 2009 (according to IMDB), so he must had filmed that episode some time prior to December 2009, maybe October/November 2009?   And he was cast in Glee one month after that video that Lin posted, so he was cast in Glee in September 2010?   So when he filmed that video in August 2010, he had been essentially unemployed for a while.   He had said in several other interviews that he was about to call it quits (or something to that effect) because he was having a hard time getting another acting gig, and was going to focus instead on his music.   Thinking about this context, it is especially touching that Darren was cast on Glee soon after he said those words, and that he was on Glee for 5 seasons and played a character that became so beloved. 

Here is an interview that he did for the SAG Foundation 30th Anniversary, where he talked about the difficulty of getting acting jobs: 




Darren Criss on his days as a struggling actor | SAG Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Celebration (November 5, 2015)
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It's also funny that he talked about how the StarKid projects became something that people would connect to, "this band of ragtag misfits."   Because people connected to the little band of ragtag misfits of Glee too. 

I like how he made a pitch for Freelance Whales at the end of Interview 2, and that he said how proud he is of his brother.  I love the support that he gives to his brother (and the support Chuck gives of him).   Yes, Lilikoiluv, the Criss family love is wonderful to see.  :love


I also like this little Darren-ism (about his Human EP): 

"It's the kind of music you can be friends with."

@Lin wrote:I don't remember everything! For example, I love Darren and Harry's friendship, but I had completely forgotten about those fun Comic Con pictures you posted recently, so I agree it's nice that we can remind each other of stuff like that or fill in some blanks.

I agree, Lin!  :happy face  I love that we  learn from each other!  I love the exchange and sharing!



@Lin wrote:Spot "Darwig" sounds like a fun little game to play with movies that were shot in NYC last summer. I've seen people on Twitter mention that the poster is somewhere in the background of the new Ghostbusters movie, too.

Oh man, I just saw Ghostbusters 2 today.  I wish I had read your post first, Lin!   I'm not the most observant person, so I don't know if the poster was in the subway scenes.    We'll have to keep an eye out for other movies/TV shows filmed in NYC last summer.



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@Poppy wrote:Jeremy,  I never had the chance to ask you about this.

I love HP too but I've never read the books. Maybe someday...

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