Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 209
Oh wow, last night's Baduy Pride episode with Turing was AMAZING. And beyond the already 2+ hour episode, we also ended up just chatting with her for a few more hours after the show. In pre-pandemic times we would have short conversations after her shows at O Bar and those were great. But last night's conversation felt like a lot of those short conversations had built up into a rather epic conversation. I know we're all rather starved for social interaction and the company of friends and maybe last night somehow reflected that. Plus people know what a brilliant artist Turing is and her thoughts and insights on different matters are quite fascinating as evidenced by the episode and even our conversation after.
Despite the lack of sleep and the struggle of working on a Friday after an experience like that, I have no regrets. It was totally worth it and I do feel a lot closer to her after all that. And strengthening friendships is never a bad thing. We appreciate all the different O Divas of course and we continue to love and support them all, but I'll admit that there's a lot that we still don't know about them. And maybe more interviews or show episodes like this might become interesting channels to get to know them better and at the same time help them tell their stories to the wider world.
It's not much, but it's one way we can help them continue to market themselves and maybe help them get new fans. And these days, fans for online shows are kind of crucial to help them to earn a decent living even if just relying on tips from generous patrons who catch their online shows.
Gods I miss O Bar. Super.