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Sparkle ([personal profile] myownface) wrote in [community profile] fandomtownies2017-07-09 07:06 am
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Fandom Pride Picnic: The Park, Sunday Afternoon

Yesterday's rainbow was still going strong, the weather was still beautiful, and the flowers that had sprouted up for yesterday were still in full bloom, all reaching up toward that rainbow the way most flowers reached for the sun.

In the park, a veritable miniature carnival had sprung up, with a ball pit (stocked with balls in all colours of the rainbow, of course) and giant inflatable kraken slide for all to enjoy. There was also a stage for any entertainers who might want a spotlight this afternoon, and there were several booths, in case people wanted to set up to hand out informational pamphlets (in the spirit of Pride, naturally), or set up a kissing booth for charity or any such thing they pleased.

Plus, food. Of course food. It would be a pretty sad picnic without that.

And so, the park was geared up for a party. Come one, come all!

[OOC: Open for business! Come in, be proud!]
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb: white guitar)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] rebelseekspizza 2017-07-09 11:25 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, look, a stage.

Dante hopped on with his guitar ready, looking out to see if he could find Peebee in the audience. (They needed a drummer.)

And okay, maybe Starsmore.

But while he waited, he was gonna do a no-vocals guitar-only take on Born This Way. What? He didn't need to get into the Queen until Starsmore showed up, right?
furnaceface: (Fire - Headtilty)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-09 11:34 am (UTC)(link)
You had better believe that Jono was gonna sit back and just listen to Dante's cover before even making a reach for his bass so that he could step up and take the stage along with him.

Because, look, this time last year Dante wasn't even sure he wanted to bother with learning how to play, and now he was on the stage, entertaining a crowd of revelers in rainbows. He was sort of stupidly proud of him. Never gonna say as much to the lad, but still stupidly proud of him.

//You got your Gaga in after all,// Jono mused once the song came to an end. //You know? I like it.//
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb: white hair oof)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] rebelseekspizza 2017-07-09 11:53 am (UTC)(link)
"I was gonna go with Bad Romance, but this fit the bill better," Dante said merrily. (He spent a lot of time playing the cool bad boy card; this weekend was inspiring him to get a little more camp with it. Not that he'd admit it.) "Now we can do your ancient pop gods, Starsmore."

He was in a remarkably better place than he'd been back when he'd slowly and reluctantly inched his way into guitar lessons, yes.
furnaceface: (Fire - Eh Wot?)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-09 11:59 am (UTC)(link)
//Pay proper respect to your Queen,// Jono quipped. //As is only proper.//

There was a pause, and then he added, //How do you feel about singing?//

Because if Peebee wasn't around this weekend and Dante didn't want to, Jono could try, but he kind of hated the weird dissonance between his psionic voice and actual, tangible sound.
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb - black and white)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] rebelseekspizza 2017-07-09 12:04 pm (UTC)(link)
It took Dante a beat to get it, but-- "Aw, fuck," he realized, eyeing Jono's general fire... area. "Uh, I can do that, sure."

Never done it before, but at least their instruments could cover it if he sucked?
furnaceface: (Fire - Squinty)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-09 12:07 pm (UTC)(link)
//If you'd rather not, that's fine,// Jono replied after a moment's pause of his own. //We can just pass it off as a karaoke set and get anybody paying attention to sing for us.//

Make the crowd do the work. That was the ticket!
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb - hiding)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] rebelseekspizza 2017-07-09 01:25 pm (UTC)(link)
"...we probably shoulda thought of this before, huh," Dante said, surveying the stage. "Fuck it. I can handle it.l
furnaceface: (Fire - Headtilty)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-09 02:00 pm (UTC)(link)
//Might've been a good idea before we set ourselves up with an impromptu gig,// Jono agreed, just a touch sheepishly. //I've been able to drag Hannibal into singing for me before, but he's busy with th'food today.//

There was a pause, and then he added, trying not to get mushy about it or anything, //Thanks, mate.//
rebelseekspizza: (Default)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] rebelseekspizza 2017-07-09 02:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"You haven't heard my singing voice yet," Dante retorted, slinging his guitar back over his shoulder. "So do we have anything we can do without a drummer...?"
furnaceface: (Fire - Casual Conversation)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-09 02:24 pm (UTC)(link)
//Anything you figure we can keep time on,// Jono replied, looking thoughtful. //Pretty sure everyone knows Bohemian Rhapsody?//

Even if it wasn't exactly a queer anthem or anything. The Queen-ness of it was a good start.
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb - totes up to good)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] rebelseekspizza 2017-07-09 04:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"Could always do We Will Rock You and see if anyone wants to clap along," Dante mused.
furnaceface: (Default)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-09 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
//Now there's an idea,// Jono said approvingly. //Instant percussion.//

And who didn't like to stomp-stomp-clap, right?
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb - totes up to good)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] rebelseekspizza 2017-07-09 05:35 pm (UTC)(link)
"Stomp a little too," Dante said, grinning. "Right, we've got a deal."

And he was stomping already. "Hey folks, pretty sure you know this one."
furnaceface: (Fire - Gordon Bennett!)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-09 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Jono, naturally, was stomp-stomping right along with Dante. Because... hell, they were on a stage and they were going to make music, he would stomp until the end of days for more of this.

And clap. He could clap like a champ, too, right up until it was time for him to do anything with the bass.

Re: The Stage!

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spin_kick_snap: (Hee)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-09 05:32 pm (UTC)(link)
"Play Freebird!" Kathy called from her booth, because...what? She wasn't supposed to be a brat about things? She wouldn't have yelled that to anyone else, but it was Dante. Pfft.

Well, she might have yelled it at Eliot, but he'd probably take it as a request.
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb - totes up to good)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] rebelseekspizza 2017-07-09 05:35 pm (UTC)(link)
"Fuck you," Dante crowed back loudly through the microphone. "You want a song, you get up here!"
spin_kick_snap: (Ponytail)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-09 05:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"Me?" Kathy squeaked, backing up and shaking her head 'no'. But then gave it some thought, squaring her shoulders and lifting her chin.

"Fine!" she called back, coming out from behind her booth. "If you think you can keep up with me!"
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb - totes up to good)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] rebelseekspizza 2017-07-09 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, you know exactly how well I can keep up," Dante called back, smirking at her. Innocently, really. "How much Queen do you know?"
spin_kick_snap: (Hands on Hips)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-09 06:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Kathy just gave him a look. "Don't you insult me like that," she told him, hands on her hips, trying to appear stern and not amused as all hell. "Somebody to Love?" she suggested. "And, however many we do, end with The Show Must Go On?"

It just seemed appropriate, considering the history of Pride.
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb: white hair trolling)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] rebelseekspizza 2017-07-09 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
"Works for me," Dante said, hitting a chord ripped right from Somebody to Love's chorus. He stepped away from the microphone.
spin_kick_snap: (Singing)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-09 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Kathy bounced up onto the stage and snagged the microphone. "Caaaaaaaaaaan?" she sang, "anybody find me somebody to looooove?"
not_every_mage: (Default)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-10 01:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Anders had migrated to the back of the audience, but he managed a 'woo!' when Kathy started to sing.

He woo'ed because he loved.
spin_kick_snap: (Wave)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-10 02:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Kathy laughed during the instrumental intro, and waved.
not_every_mage: (Default)

Re: The Stage!

[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-10 03:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Anders waved back and blew a kiss, of course.