My Terry Jones experience - Part 2 - 1st half

So as I was telling you yesterday, when we arrived at the theater room I spotted Mr. Jones.
I got up and went to him, for I had the important mission of keeping you informed and writing a review!
When I got to him (he was surrounded by friends and family), he stared at me for a while and smiled. I told him who I was and that I was writing the review for Pythonline, and he instantly started talking to me as if he always knew me.
I asked him if he could spare me 5 min after the show and he answered me that being the premier, it probably wasn’t a good day.
I though (just like I bet you’re thinking now) “Damn, there goes my golden opportunity!”
I was wrong. He said: “Listen, I’ll be here all week. Why don’t you come and meet me tomorrow instead? Say here, at the São Luiz’s bar at 5pm.”
I can only imagine the expression on my face, because I saw one or two people with him smiling…

So it was, 5pm we’re at São Luiz main entrance. There’s a gigantic crowd at the door. The play doesn’t start until 5h30pm, and yet everyone arrived at least 45 min earlier. We started pushing a bit to get in the second door at the main entrance where a door-keeper is asking for the tickets. “We don’t have one” - says I – We’re here to meet with Mr. Terry Jones” (I was almost like the Hoover in the opera which burst). “Sorry, Miss” – says he – “No one gets in without a ticket.” I thought… You’ve got to be kidding me…
We come outside and I rang him up: “Mr. Jones, we’re outside São Luiz but the guy at the door won’t let us in (Buááá, buááá!)!! “Wait a minute”- he said – “I’ll go and pick you up”.
And there he was, an incredible good humored Terry Jones appears behind the door-keeper and says: “It’s ok, they’re with me” (susana=Hoover*2).
He introduces us to a couple of people from the staff, all of them incredible nice, and then someone from the theatre comes along and asks us if, since we were with Mr. Jones, we would like to see the opera again. Now I don’t know what sort of brain damaged I suffered at that point, but my answer was “Thanks, but we’ve seen it yesterday”. I immediately felt a slap on my head. It was João. “Are you out of your mind? He was inviting us to attend the opera again and you said that we’ve seen it yesterday?!?!?!”
Why is it that every time we meet Mr. Jones, one of us has to screw up, pardon my French? (The last time we met him, João told him his play was terrible instead of terrific).
I turned to the nice man and said: “Ohhh! I’m sorry, but is it really possible to attend it?”
“Well sure, if you want to!” – “Yes, we’d love to” replied a chorus of two extremely silly
persons… Mr. Jones then joins the party and says laughing “Oh, you do? Are you sure? I don’t want to force you or anything!”

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Johnnyrose: ... I just love the way you put the action into words... I had to come here again... What a terrible... err, terrific moment!!! 3 chears to our Pythonline correspondent (next time take me with you... please... don't make me beg... please... with a cherry on top)

"Welease Bwian!"

Susana Mendonca at 4:59 pm March 23

Johnny, it's amazing!
Holy crap, it’s been over a year! I can’t believe it!!
It would have been extra fun if you guys were there it us and probably we wouldn’t have made such arses of ourselves! lolol
But hold that thought! Next time we’ll make a randez-vous and go, the four of us!
He was really nice and was so happy when I told him we were there on PythOnline’s behalf…
If you hear anything, let me know!!

PS – Thanks for bringing this back! Every time I read it I feel as if I just came back from the theater…

Johnnyrose at 6:08 pm March 23

... and it's trueth, remembering these moments is great! What a special moment it was. As we used to say ther's no second time without a third... The Next time, girl, the next time...

"Welease Bwian!"

Susana Mendonca at 6:35 pm March 23

"He'll be back!"
And we'll be there too! Together this time! =D

Pachorruo: She writes in a terrific manner, keep them coming !!!

gna42: He has such an impish way about him...

Keep it commin' dearie!

Don't tell me you got to see it TWICE???

I'm starting to not like you as much...


Us with No Evil Machines, you with TWO....

"Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad..." and... "always look on the Bright Side of Life..."

Susana Mendonca at 9:28 pm January 13

Yeap! I did! And I got goose pumps all over again!

Johnnyrose at 6:13 pm March 23

... I felt so dumb when he talk to me, my mouth went dry... because there in front of me... talking to me was one of the persons I most adore and worship...

I felt like those guys in Wayne's World saying "We're not worthy!We're not worthy!"

"Welease Bwian!"

RGHunt57: ..and good luck with the interview.
With so many Python encounters being reported here, I'm going to try to dig out my own accounts of true-life Python sightings, starting with an interview with Jones I published sometime in the early 90s... Not sure where I kept the transcript, but I'll have it here as soon as I can get the spiders to relinquish control of my file cabinet. Grouchy little creatures...

Susana Mendonca at 9:29 pm January 13

Please do post your interview! I would really love to read it!

RSMBiggles: More midear WE WANT MORE!!!!!!!

Susana Mendonca at 9:30 pm January 13

And that airplain really did remind me of you! =D

Gwen Dibley at 8:17 pm January 13

Cant wait to read pt.2

''we've already seen it yesterday''


Susana Mendonca at 9:32 pm January 13

Isn't that the stupidest thing to say? Complete brain damage!!

Gwen Dibley at 9:38 pm January 13

you were in awe, I understand

i want out at 1:27 pm January 14

......But i would be enjoing it twice as much as you if I were there!

....moving on to 2nd half of the terry jones saga.............