On July 1st 2011 at the Labyrinth of Jareth ball (LoJ) in Los Angeles CA, my companion/lover and best friend of 5 years asked me to marry him. I did say yes!
It was an amazing evening, because when my love does something important he does it big! As readers of this blog might surmise, both him and I are members of the Steampunk performance troupe, The League of S.T.E.A.M. In the past we have worked LoJ, but this year we had decided we didn’t want it to be a big production (ie be able to go as patrons vs performers and enjoy the evening). We came to the agreement to be atmosphere on Friday night in exchange for entry on Saturday evening. About 2 weeks before LoJ, an (apparent) decision was made to do a small performance for 5-10 mins on the main stage. As far as I knew, we were planning on doing an equipment demo and introduce our 2 new ghosts.
LITTLE DID I KNOW THIS WAS ALL A PLOY!!!!!!
Glenn had planned this entire “stage skit” so he could get me on stage (in an un-suspicious manner) and ask me the big question in front of everyone. It was magical. Everybody was in on it, the entire league, Syher Crew (they run LoJ), many friends and associates in the audience.
Here you can see the proposal. The audio quality is not great, and I know I backed up out of shock, but here it is in all it’s glory!
and now, the ring! which was the 1st thing I posted on Facebook alerting our friends (who were not at event) to our engagement
and just today I found a pretty cute photo taken by the awesome Lycan Hunt of Lycan Productions with in 1 hour of the proposal backstage.
I love him so much and I can’t wait to become his legal partner (in crime)