Now let's get this show on the road!
Question one: How did you first learn about the Phantom?
I found sheet music for "All I Ask Of You" when I was fourteen and had no clue who the characters were (was Raoul supposed to be the Phantom?) Then I read Gaston Leroux's book when I was sixteen and started listening to Michael and Sarah and Steve on the OCR, but it wasn't until I saw the 2004 movie that my love for the whole thing was cemented. It was a work-in-progress for years, but when it finally hit me there was no going back. Frankly, I'm glad I learned about Erik, and not just because I love the story. If I hadn't gotten involved in Phantom, I wouldn't have met some great friends, my appreciation for music would be a WHOLE lot different, and I wouldn't even be the writer I am today. So, is it an obsession? Maybe so, but I'm hardly complaining!