George Blagden’s missing verse, with musical accompaniment.
wHAT THE FUCKIGN SHIT I THOUGH T THIS WAS GONNA BE A RICK ROLL
I don’t think that Grantaire’s solo in Drink With Me is
actually as sad as one may think. There’s a strong juxtaposition between him
singing about how they won’t be remembered and the reality of thousands of people commemorating their death. Perhaps the
best example of this is George Blagden’s video: the words of the song
are contradicted by the actual video, in which he returns to the site
of the barricade almost two centuries later and has now been viewed by thousands of
people. In other words, Grantaire’s solo is beautiful because he was wrong. Their
deaths did mean something and almost
two centuries later, the people who lost their lives in the June rebellion are
still remembered. Because ultimately the June rebellion has been immortalised
by Les Miserables, and I doubt anyone will ever forget it.
George fucking Blagden went to the historic site of the barricade on June 5 aka the anniversary of the barricade and sang the missing verse of Drink with Me. And of course he went at night, because the students would have sang Drink with Me the night between the 5th and the 6th. This man, this wonderful man with no chill has given fans what they have been asking for, for the past 3 ½ years and what the director has refused to give us.
I feel sorry for every fandom that does not have George Blagden. We don’t deserve him, but I’m so glad we have him.
Happy Barricade Day from George Blagden I guess
He didn’t just sing the verses hE WENT TO THE EXACT SPOT WHERE THEY’D BE SUNG AT THE HOUR AND DAY THAT THEY’D BE SUNG AND POSTED IT
LIKE HOW EXTRA
Drink With Me; Mark Uhre (Enjolras), Matt McMahan (Feuilly), Matt Rosell (Jean Prouvaire), Alan Shaw (Joly), John Rapson (Grantaire), Perry Sherman (Marius); LM Toronto, 11/7/2013
…please ignore the sniffling throughout the back half of this song. After Grantaire shook off Enjolras, Gavroche went over and comforted him and Grantaire was clutching at him for the entire rest of the song, as though Gavroche were the only stable ground left in a world made of quicksand. Grantaire was so childlike in his disappointment and fear and Gavroche was so old before his time in the way that he was the one providing comfort and it was beautiful and it killed me. -.-;;;