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1default Fan Experiences During 2018 on Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:36 pm

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2default Build Series (January 16, 2018) on Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:53 pm

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Build Series (January 16, 2018)

There were other pics that showed Darren stopping for this fan.  He has such a big, kind heart.

missblairotte: If you know me at all, you’ll know how much this means to me. Thank you @darrencriss for always being such a bright light in my life  I absolutely cannot wait to see you win all the awards possible for #ACSVersace and for the whole world to recognize your incredible talent







PumpkinPie522: @DarrenCriss thank you so much for coming over,for the hug andpic. Ily! See u tomm


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3default Buzzfeed AM2DM (January 17, 2018) on Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:11 pm

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Buzzfeed AM2DM (January 17, 2018)



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Darren is so nice to his fans, although he does enjoy teasing them too.   :amused

AM2DM: Big thanks to @DarrenCriss for helping us surprise a stan hands in the air heart (her reaction at the end tho laugh until you cry )

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4default Good Morning America (January 15, 2018) on Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:19 pm

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Good Morning America (January 15, 2018)





jimmyplatto: @DarrenCriss thank you for being so sweet heart we can’t wait for ACS!!!










mkyskuwonu: soooooo first we met darren criss (ik this isn’t pm but i’ve been waiting to meet him for 4 years and the last time i tried to meet him i got appendicitis and almost died so let me breathe) ((i love this man very very much))







daeedreams: also after 2 years we finally met darren criss like WHAT !!!!!! @DarrenCriss you were so nice :,)))))





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Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival (January 22 & 23, 2018)




Aw, I'm guessing Darren helped these fans make it inside to see the concert.  There was at least one fan who was not able to get in.  (Did you need tickets?)  Anyway, it's just like Darren to go above and beyond to make his fans happy.  heart heart heart 

megsmarie1: @DarrenCriss Thank you so much for talking with us and getting us into your show! You are so talented.







These are cute pics.  :happy face





krogr: Best day ever! #bff #sundancefilmfestival #glee #dontstopbelieving @harvestparkcity @darrencriss

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erins_erin: Awesome show today! Thanks, Darren, for the photos. Much success to you! Congrats on your engagement





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6default Re: Fan Experiences During 2018 on Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:50 pm

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@Poppy wrote:Aw, I'm guessing Darren helped these fans make it inside to see the concert.  There was at least one fan who was not able to get in.  (Did you need tickets?)  Anyway, it's just like Darren to go above and beyond to make his fans happy.  heart heart heart

I believe that this performance series was for pass-holders only, so if you only bought tickets for individual movies, you couldn't get in. You run into pass-restricted shows a lot at film festivals.


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7default Re: Fan Experiences During 2018 on Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:46 am

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Thanks so much for your answer, DaisiesAndLilies.   That's good to know about film festivals.  :happy face


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Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala   (1/27/2018)  New York



Aw, nice words form a fan.  :happy face



thechizzyhizzy: Last night I got to meet some of my idols, but no one was nicer then @DarrenCriss who took my phone to make sure we got the perfect angle. Words can’t describe what it meant for me too meet him and have him be so nice and encouraging about acting!!!





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9default Esquire Photoshoot on Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:15 pm

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I wanted to post this fan's heartfelt comment to Darren's instagram. 

darrencriss:  I didn't want to be normal.  I didn't want to be put in a corner.  I know what it's like to want to stand out.

superjamieeeee:   @darrencriss honestly you are such a sweetheart  heart As a gay man, I find it hard to seek straight male role models who champion the gay community but you sir are by far the lead here. Even if you never see this comment please do know that I love you with all my heart for accepting everyone and wish you & Mia all the joy in the world!!

February 8, 2018


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10default Disneyland, February 24, 2018 on Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:31 pm

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Disneyland, February 24, 2018






From dcriss-archive:



graciewalkdrip: Meeting @DarrenCriss was the best part of an already perfect day… Thanks to him for being literally the kindest and taking a picture with us










margie_torres:  Ran into the #SUPERMEGAFOXYAWESOMEHOT DARREN CRISS!! hands in the air heart  Such a big fan of his from #AVPM GLEE and #hedwigandtheangryinch and NOW he's got his EP #HOMEWORK and just killed in The Assassination of Gianni Versace #acsversace !  EVERYONE GO CHECK THEM OUT! HE'S SO NICE! #itsabeautifullife












taylormarsyla: Lmao I didn’t think I was gonna be crying over Harry Potter at Disneyland today




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St. Patrick's Day 90s Party (March 17, 2018 at the Roxy in Los Angeles)




Aw, it's so sweet of Darren's Russian fans to make their video, and also so sweet of Darren to record this "thank you" video.  heart

imbkay: Yesterday was really the Day of Saint Patrick for me. I met this nicest, kindest, talented as hell, the one and only @darrencriss  Spasibo! … #darrencriss

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ACS Versace Finale Screeinging (March 19, 2018)



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“Allllll the feels for this super star  #stage #screen #hecandoitall #acsversace #glee #hedwigandtheangryinch #theatregeek #fyc” - Alexandra Reeves https://www.instagram.com/p/BgjwVriFwLI/












This is such a sweet message from this fan.  Darren goes above and beyond showing how kind he is and how much he values the support of his fans.  (It's amazing how a person with such kind eyes, can turn his facial expression, especially his eyes, to icy cold hardness when he plays Andrew Cunanan in Versace.)
"Darren Criss I wish for you to win all the Emmys you deserve. You definitely have my vote. I admire what you just did at the FYC event. You took your time to take a photo w every single person who wanted one."

- #classact #respect #humble #talented #beautiful #soul  heart #darrencriss #inspiration #passion #love @americancrimestoryfx #emmy



Source: lamariabeck on Instagram

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Such a sweet, heartfelt message. 

kaleighweston: Last night was just so incredible. The Assassination of Gianni Versace is a must watch show, the acting is superb. I once again met one of my favorite actors, the lead Darren Criss, who is also one of the kindest people you could ever meet. Seriously Darren Criss, is an actor I have seen on Broadway kill it as Hedwig a trans-woman, filled with so much passion and love. To Andrew a killer, lost in his own dream world. He is a talented man who truly takes his time to meet all his fans, honors those around him, and praises his fellow actors. His is a career I will continue to follow and one of a few actors I truly wish I get the chance to work with one day. #darrencriss #codyfern #acsversace #fx #americancrimestory #actors #dreams









tvproducerbarra  There is something wrong with the world if @darrencriss doesn’t get nominated (and win) for @americancrimestoryfx The finale is brilliant, his acting is exquisite and he’s Incredibly kind, humble and really funny too! #EmmyPerks #FYC









thejohnloweshow   @darrencriss is total first husband material #mcm




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Computer Games Concerts at  El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City (March 31 & April 1, 2018)


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Not sure but these pics look like they were taken at the airport when Darren arrived in Mexico. 




luis.andres55: W/ @darrencriss  laugh until you cry laugh until you cry laugh until you cry laugh until you cry Cool es un amooooor de persona, muy amable, muy atento y muy humilde. Let's clap hands in the air Un honor poder conocer a uno de los actores de una serie tan fantástica y que me encanta.  :heart eyes heart #DarrenCriss #Glee #BlaineAnderson #AmericanCrimeStory #MexicoCity
*W/ @DarrenCriss laugh until you cry laugh until you cry laugh until you cry laugh until you cry Cool he’s a lovely person, very friendly, very thoughtful and very humble.  Let's clap hands in the air An honor meeting one of the actors of a fantastic series that I love :heart eyes heart  










nini_mags: Dreams come true :heart eyes thank you @darrencriss  kiss  #darrencriss #darrencrisscdmx #darrencrissinmexico #cdmx #gratitude








samantatorresb: Sigo temblando es tan lindo y tan humilde @darrencriss bienvenido a México #darrencriss #blaineanderson #glee
*I’m still shaking he’s so cute and so humble @darrencriss welcome to Mexico









dianacrisis: Miren quién llegó a México!!  Thank you so much @DarrenCriss for being so kind with us! See you at the show!  heart  #DarrenCriss #DarrenCrissMx #ComputerGames #ACSVersace #ElPlazaCondesa #Glee #AndrewCunanan

March 29, 2018

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14default Re: Fan Experiences During 2018 on Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:24 am

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Mexico



Nice pic.  :happy face

roger393: Such a nice guy! Great to see you #DarrenCriss  #Mexico #MéxicoCity #Teotihuacán #Piramides

March 30, 2018










At Radio Disney Mexico

yosoynanny: Hermosa experiencia poder conocer a #DarrenCriss  :heart eyes :heart eyes :heart eyes Fue increíble, sigo en shock.  happy Mil gracias, un hermoso día que jamás voy a olvidar por muchas cosas.  kiss #DarrenCriss #DarrenCrissEnMexico #AmericanCrimeStoryVersace #Glee
*Beautiful experience being able to meet #DarrenCriss  :heart eyes :heart eyes :heart eyes It was incredible, I’m still in shock.  happy Thank you, a beautiful day that I will never forget for a lot of reasons. kiss
March 30, 2018




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15default Re: Fan Experiences During 2018 on Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:14 pm

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In Mexico, March , 2018



From dcriss-archive:

Aw, Darren is so kind to his fans.  He's getting ready for the concerts.  He also has at least one interview and photo shoot--so he's pretty busy, but he still stops and chats with his fans waiting for him.  (How did they know where he was???) 

Via _rodrigo.rg_’s Instagram Story (March 30th, 2018)

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16default Re: Fan Experiences During 2018 on Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:09 am

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What a nice mesasage.  I can see this happening.  They both have kind faces.  :happy face

“Lining up for a lemonade in LA just behind #darrencriss, got to chat with him and he turned out to be sweet, nice, funny and humble. Took some funny selfies together to remember the moment. #lifeinlosangeles #glee

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17default Re: Fan Experiences During 2018 on Fri May 04, 2018 12:17 am

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Cute pic.  :happy face

Darren with a fan. “My inner #Gleek is freaking out #DarrenCriss #BlaineAnderson

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5/4/18


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18default Re: Fan Experiences During 2018 on Thu May 10, 2018 11:54 pm

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Aw, such a nice message.  heart  And a very cute pic.
Darren with a fan

“When you’re cruising through the city and happen to bump into one of your favorite celebs on the street. @darrencriss is the sweetheart this world doesn’t deserve, but I’m grateful we have him. #glee

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May 8, 2018


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19default LMDC Tour, Newark, NJ (June 9, 2018) on Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:11 pm

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LMDC Tour, Newark, NJ (June 9, 2018)


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Darren is always so kind to his fans--no matter what their age.  This is how you win the admiration and loyalty of people and make new fans. heart
 
jstangel: Thank you @darrencriss for being so nice to my daughter. She had the best night ever.





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20default LMDC Tour, Toronto, Canada (June 10 , 2018) on Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:12 am

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LMDC Tour, Toronto, Canada  (June 10 , 2018)


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Really wonderful story about how Darren once again went above and beyond for his fans.  He really does value making that personal connection with his fans, in a way that really is rare among celebrities. heart heart heart
darrenismydarcy:

Darren Criss is a class act

Ok, so this is the story of how it came to be that Darren Criss came to pay us a visit in a tiny cafe in Toronto.

Having driven from Ottawa earlier in the day, I had time to kill so I decided to walk around and check out the venue. I noticed the tour bus parked out back of The Sony Centre and happened across some fans, also from Ottawa, waiting around. They confirmed that Darren and his crew were still on the bus. So I decided to stick around and see whether I could catch a glimpse of him and the band leaving the bus en route to the stage door. And we waited. My two fellow fans had to run to another event which left me alone in the wait. Me being me, I struck up a conversation with the security guard who was keeping an eye on the bus. We had a great conversation about everything, for two hours. Yeah, two hours. During that time Darren’s band and the crew were milling around and Darren did pop out for 10 seconds to check the outside (he was on the phone at the time) but he went back into the bus. Anyhow, by this time I had been there a long while and wanted to meet up with @gleekto and @klaineandbiscuits and the other lovely ladies at Belzacs cafe for a coffee and pre-concert chat, so I bid farewell to the guard and mentioned that I was off to Belzacs. And off I went.

I met the wonderful ladies and began to relay my time at the stage door and was just getting to the part about catching a glimpse of Darren when @gleekto says “…and here he comes…”. My back was turned to the door so I did not see him come in, but tuned around and just about lost mind mind (@gleekto can provide more details, but her face was priceless). There was Darren with a huge grin on his face coming to find ME!! O.M.G. He clearly had asked the guard where I went and came three blocks over (through patio central no less) to say hello! This was not random, nor was this planned in any way! O.M.G. I managed to be eloquent and said we were all there for his concert and we’re thrilled to meet him. I was able to give him a hug and @gleekto asked if we could have a photo. I offered my phone and Darren did the honours. He suggested that he and I share a chair (squeee) so I squeezed in beside him and he took the photo. And with that we thanked him for coming for a visit and off he went to get ready for the show.

If there weren’t for the photographic evidence, I would not believe it. And the ladies with me would not believe it either. I think we all looked at each other in stunned silence when he left. And then we flailed. Wow! I’m still amazed.

Thank you Darren for being amazing and being the very best. I also went back before the show to thank the guard for being so lovely and helping make my day, month, year!












 

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gleekto:
Yeah so this is a fucking CRAZY story. But yeah - this was not random. He came to find darrenismydarcy who had hoped to see him coming out of the bus and had waited but left. We are at a cafe a few blocks from the venue.

He came to see a hopeful fan. WHAT EVEN?!!!!

@darrenismydarcy wrote up the background to how this happened which most of you have probably read by now…I’m going to try to find words to explain how LOVELY and trippy and bizarre these minutes were…

So picture it, we’re sitting around the table in Balzac’s cafe…and this is an important detail - Balzacs  is NOT right beside the Sony Centre, It is not the Starbucks half a block away. It is not just across the street. It is a 7-8 minute, 4 blocks and down a street walk (google it!) from the Sony Centre. 

Anyways, that’s us at Balzacs - We’re sitting around the table, @darrenismydarcy (in the blue) facing in towards the back (black) door. She’s telling us about her chill couple of hours hanging by the tour bus and chatting with the guard. We’re looking at her as she’s talking about Darren when I look up (I’m facing her/the front) when I spot a small dude with rumpled curly hair, glasses, and a beard - 

My head: That’s Darren.

I say - “And there he is” - Everyone is chill (including me) because whatever - obviously not - “Darren Criss is here”. 

So we all turn and by this point he is simply walking toward us as if we are his group of friends and he’s sorry he’s late. No time to even worry about it - he’s here, he’s come to see us. The usual. So he comes up to the table and first recognizes @darrenismydarcy from I assume the bus (and whom he is explicitly looking for) and he says to her, “Hey. Oh I’m so glad I found you. I heard you left So glad etc…” And she - very casually - because whatever, chill friends saying “hey” - says “You came here for me?” And she stands up to meet him and give him a hug. (Nice to see each other. The usual).

He asks her if they’ve met before (they haven’t), and then sees me sitting beside her, “We know each other!” (Of course we do. Old friends meeting at a coffee a shop after a couple of years). He takes my hand, I introduce myself, tell him we’re all coming tonight etc…He makes eye contact and nods at everyone at the table and I say, “Well, now that you’re here, can we take a picture to remember this?”

Darren says he was just going to say that (of course) and asks who has the best camera etc…and then - see above. He then tells us he’ll see us all at the show and have a great day.

So if you were seeing this from the table next to us, you may not have bothered to look up from your book. Guy was obviously late to meet his friends for coffee. He found them. No big. As @room108 said in her tags, he forgets he is a celebrity.

In seriousness, though - I have been around this fandom a long time. I’ve been a Darren fandom fan for 8+ years - I did 2 Listen Up Meet and Greets, Hedwig 4 times, H2$, and on and on - I know - and you all know - that Darren is so good to his fans, stage doors for hours, makes eye contact, is warm, wants to give - I knew all that already. 

This moment fucking BLEW ME AWAY. This guy woke up from a nap on his tour bus, came out to meet the fan waiting - when he realized she had left, he must have asked the security guard about her and (bless @darrenismydarcy for randomly mentioning she was going to Balzacs) then googled the cafe - which was (see above) several blocks and an 8 minute walk away - walked casually there JUST to say “hey” and make a fan happy. Not only would she (nor we) ever have expected this, it was so beyond that I don’t think we could have imagined it. 

When I went in for the VIP meet n’ greet and we had a “hey old friend!” hug, I turned to him and said “What you did was truly something special-” He interrupts with “Was so happy to do it. So glad.” And I just looked him in the eye and said, “Darren, you are a gem.”

What else is there to say?










darrenismydarcy:
So this just happened! @darrencriss came to find ME after I waited at Stage Door for a while and missed him. What a gentleman and class act! THANK YOU DARREN! My year is made! #isthismylife #lmdctour #toronto #fandomlife #friends (at Balzac’s Coffee)









And it looked like Lea and Darren spent some time with this young lady, who is being mighty brave.  It obviously meant the world to her.  So glad they were able to really give her this wonderful experience.  heart heart heart  

YesenniaNevarez: This is me hugging my idol @LeaMichele even though it looks like I’m choking her (ITS BC SHE HAD COFFEE IN HER OTHER HAND) and my other idol, @DarrenCriss watching after I told them my biggest secret. Weird as it sounds, I think being sick was definitely worth it.












YesenniaNevarez: 16 months of not telling a soul so I could hang out with my favorite dude and have moments like these.
@DarrenCriss will always be worth it.











YesenniaNevarez: It’s midnight my time. Secrets out.









EDIT:  From dcriss-archive:
Added more pics and a sweet message from this young fan who Darren spent a lot of quality time with--it's so heartwarming how much he cares.  On her twitter page, she mentioned how he was giving her hugs through much of the time they spent together.  He understands how both comforting and joyous is physical contact--how much it means to his fans in general, and especially to this special young lady.  I wish her all the best; she is such a courageous person.  heart heart heart















yesennianevarez: On the 8th, @darrencriss made my teenage dream come true. Or granted my wish like the fairy godmother I always knew he was. 

I’ll never be able to thank him enough for everything he did for me in that one night. I can’t explain the importance this man holds in my life. He’s helped saved it, in more ways than one. We know I haven’t had the easiest last few years… and there were times that all I had was Darren’s art. It was one of the only things holding me together in my darkest moments alive. Luckily, he’s always been around in some way.

Darren, thank you for everything, man. Thank you for talking with me and liking my gifts and calling me back literally seconds before the limo took off. You dedicated my favorite song of yours to me…like… I can’t believe that. THEN you let me meet my other number one idol on the planet the gorgeous, wickedly talented, @leamichele who I hope loves her gift and I also thank from the bottom of my heart for being not only the best idol a girl like me could possibly ask for, but also for being so comfortable with conversation and thus making me comfortable. 
These gorgeous humans gave me the most memorable wish experience I could ever ask for. I got to hear them sing my favorite songs and hug Lea when just being in her presence was more than I could ask for. I got to hug the most important man in my life, tell him how much he means to me and how he truly helped keep me alive, and hear him not only sing a made up song about me but also I got to hear my favorite song of his after his speech that couldn’t be more spot on. You could never embarrass me, Darren. Even though I doubt you guys are reading this. 
Both of you are the peak of the most important chapter of my narrative. I couldn’t be happier BOTH of you gave me the time to thank you. 
On November 15th my life was over. Since then I have been attacked by my own body, lost countless loved ones, and have been left by people I held dear. These two helped me through it. Darren, the biggest, brightest star & most important man in my life granted my one wish. He made me the happiest little sick girl.
Thank you, Dorro. I’m a fighter because of you. I’m alive because of you.
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