charleygirl: (Phantom|Bunny)
2013-11-17 08:11 am

This made me so angry.

To the jobsworth on the door at Portsmouth Guildhall last night who confiscated the mouthful of water I needed to take my prescription medication and told me brusquely “You can get water in the bar!”, I am aware of the rules but I did tell you why I needed it. Would it have been so difficult just to let that tiny amount of water pass? Are you all so fixated on screwing money out of the punters that you couldn’t make an exception for a medical reason (which I believe it does state you can do on the venue’s website)? Because of you my evening was ruined before it even started, so thanks very much. I do hope that next time you have a similar problem someone treats you in the same manner.

Seriously, folks, it was a tiny amount of water and the only reason they don't allow outside food or drink in the building is so that they can charge you extortionate amounts for their own. Mum bought a bottle of water for me but ludicrously we weren't allowed to keep the cap (God alone knows why) so I had to empty out most of it and then take my pill early because carrying around an open bottle of water was awkward in the extreme. I really hope people knocked the damn bottles over in the auditorium and left them huge puddles to mop up.

I must be getting too used to West End theatres, where you're actually welcomed and made to feel as though the staff want you to have a good time and don't search your bag for contraband. Though the gig was good (if a little shorter than expected), I don't think I'll be returning to the Guildhall before Hell freezes over.

And you know what the really stupid thing is? When Dad and I saw Caro Emerald in September at the same venue there was none of this crap. No one even asked to look in my bag. Evidently there's a difference in operations between the Wednesday and Saturday night staff.
charleygirl: (Phantom|Howard|Liz|Cake)
2013-11-08 06:25 pm

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 73/73

Title: The Garish Light of Day 73/73
Author: charleygirl
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae, Madame Giry, Meg Giry, Raoul de Chagny
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: The End. For now...

( Epilogue: New Light Through Old Windows )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Christine|Kiss)
2013-11-04 06:12 pm

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 72/73

Title: The Garish Light of Day 72/73
Author: charleygirl
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae, Madame Giry
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: A new generation.

( Baby of Mine )
charleygirl: (Phantom|MOTN|McGillin|Raab)
2013-10-27 08:09 am

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 71/73

Title: The Garish Light of Day 71/73
Author: charleygirl
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae, Meg Giry
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: The passage of time.

( Time Passes By )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Christine|Light)
2013-10-19 07:24 am

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 70/73

Title: The Garish Light of Day 70/73
Author: charleygirl
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: Overprotected.

( Take Good Care of Yourself )
charleygirl: (Phantom|MarcusLovett|TracyShayne)
2013-10-12 04:09 pm

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 69/73

Title: The Garish Light of Day 69/73
Author: charleygirl
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: A shock for Erik.

( Bolt from the Blue )
charleygirl: (Phantom|RK|25th|Silhouette)
2013-10-06 03:46 pm

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 68/73

Title: The Garish Light of Day 68/73
Author: charleygirl
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: Dinner with Mother.

( Mother, You Had me But I Never Had You )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Christine|Touch)
2013-09-29 02:09 pm

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 67/73

Title: The Garish Light of Day 66/73
Author: charleygirl
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: Changes.

( Family Matters )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Crawford|Brightman)
2013-09-22 10:00 am

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 66/73

Title: The Garish Light of Day 66/73
Author: charleygirl
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae, Meg Giry, Madame Giry
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: Bridge building of a sort.

( Building Bridges )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Christine|Mask02)
2013-09-13 04:45 pm

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 65/73

Title: The Garish Light of Day 65/73
Author: charleygirl
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae, Madame Giry
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: Confrontation.

( Confessions of an Unfit Mother )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Marcus|Sofia)
2013-09-07 07:33 am

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 64/?

Title: The Garish Light of Day 64/?
Author: charleygirl
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae, Meg Giry
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: Enter the widow.

( The Widow Claudin )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Cloak)
2013-09-01 09:05 am

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 63/?

Title: The Garish Light of Day 63/?
Author: charleygirl
Rating: PG
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: .Erik to the rescue

( The Avenging Angel )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Christine|B&W|01)
2013-08-23 05:33 pm

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 62/?

Title: The Garish Light of Day 62/?
Author: charleygirl
Word Count: 4115
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae, Meg Giry
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: Curtain up.

( Every Seat Sold )
charleygirl: (Phantom|MadameGiry)
2013-08-16 04:47 pm

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 61/?

Title: The Garish Light of Day 61/?
Author: charleygirl
Word Count: 3573
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Madame Giry
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: A little talk.

( Heart to Heart )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Christine|Mask02)
2013-08-09 06:30 am

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 60/?

Title: The Garish Light of Day 60/?
Author: charleygirl
Word Count: 4652
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: The results of keeping secrets are never good.

( Discovery )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Christine|Wishing B&W)
2013-08-04 07:35 am

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 59/?

Title: The Garish Light of Day 59/?
Author: charleygirl
Word Count: 4229
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae, Meg Giry
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: That good idea isn't always as wonderful as you think.

( The Questionable Genius of Marguerite Giry )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Marcus|Sofia|WEL)
2013-07-28 04:34 pm

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 58/?

Title: The Garish Light of Day 58/?
Author: charleygirl
Word Count: 3492
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae, Madame Giry, Meg Giry
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: What to do now?

( Christine In A Quandary )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Christine|TOM)
2013-07-21 07:42 am

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 57/?

Title: The Garish Light of Day 57/?
Author: charleygirl
Word Count: 4412
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae, Madame Giry, Meg Giry
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: Burying the hatchet... of a sort.

The Foolish Ballerina )
charleygirl: (Phantom|RK|25th|Silhouette)
2013-07-14 07:50 am

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 56/?

Title: The Garish Light of Day 56/?
Author: charleygirl
Word Count: 4793
Rating: G
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae, Madame Giry, Meg Giry
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: An evening in.

Dinner en Familie )
charleygirl: (Phantom|Christine|MOTN)
2013-07-07 07:23 am

Fic | Phantom of the Opera | The Garish Light of Day 55/?

Title: The Garish Light of Day 55/?
Author: charleygirl
Word Count: 4213
Rating: PG
Genre: General, Drama
Characters Involved: Erik the Phantom, Christine Daae
Disclaimer: The Phantom of the Opera is the creation of Gaston Leroux but probably these days copyright to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Summary: Domestic bliss.

Domesticity )