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Why I'm a Fan
I'm a fan ever since I was a teenager, the day me and another 3 buddies dropped out of a boring High School chemistry class and walked into the Cine Apolo in Caracas, Venezuela, back in 1976. I didn't even know what we were going to see... "A star is born" In as little as one or two hours my life was never the same...growing in poor neighborhoods, I never knew talent, beauty, passion, love, perfection, trust, confidence, good taste, etc...In 2 hours, I found out there was a better world for me to look after; that the world was bigger than my neighborhood or even my home town; that people who pushed hard and fought hard could go far, that it was Ok to be "different" if you believed in yourself and trusted your guts; that no matter what you're told you can be yourself and llove yourself the way you are..Yes, corny, maybe...That is what I learned from Barbra's movie and the ones that followed and came before; that despite therapy and religion conversions i actually found many answers jsut watching some of her movies (Nuts, Yentl, Prince of Tides) oh, I could recite some of the lines from the scripts! I also found her songs inspiring besides beautiful so I I had to learn English to understand the lyrics...hehehehe...I discovered Broadway through her singing; I learned about M Legrand and H Arlem listening to her tunes and ever since, there has always been a song, a movie, a TV presentation of her to remind me...Where was I and what Was I doing when she recorded or filmed or directed such and such?