Release night was amazing. Kevin, Alex, Noah, Maggie and Brad came round my house with some other friends and we watched the pre-show on TV. I’d left some messages on the web that the guys would come into the chat room after the movie was over. This was 2B the first real test of the chat-room. I logged on half way through the movie and was stunned: the chat-room was full of fans waiting for the guys to come on line.
Pretty soon Noah, Alex and Kevin were taking it in turns to type in answers at the computer to questions from all over including Yvonne in Canada who hosts the first ever 2gether fan site and hadn’t seen the movie yet! While he wasn’t typing Alex played Sweet Home Alabama on my guitar and it all felt rather surreal. After the guys were gone I stayed on-line for ages chatting to fans and felt that all the hard work had been worth while.
In the days since the first broadcast web page has taken so many hits that my guest book crashed and took with it all the kind thoughts from 2GETHER fans across the country and I found 2gether stickers in the school where I shot my first non-2gether job yesterday. The reviews have been a mixture of ecstatic (Houston Chronicle) and vicious (Daily Variety). But there is no second-guessing anymore: 2gether is no longer mine or Maggie’s or Mark and Brian’s.
2gether belongs to the world now.