No, not in an ironic way. I love him in a lose my voice screaming, sing along because I know all the words, cry my eyes out like he's Elvis kind of way. He's been in my heart since my childhood. I am a Fanilow!
So of course I had to celebrate July 4 (a day early) at the Hollywood Bowl with the man who writes the songs. This was as close as I could get --
Still a fantastic show - I sang along with every song, waved my red glowstick in the air, and yes, cried my eyes out. Then cheered at the fireworks!
Barry closed the evening with a patriotic anthem I first heard after 9/11 - it's been a favorite ever since --