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The day I rejected Cher’s dressing room for Margaret Thatcher

Some of you may remember this image from the show My Argentina: Learning Spanish and Loving Thatcher:

But you may not know the unbelievable sacrifice I made to get that.

Every September, New York City has the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.

Different musicals have their own table, where they sell memorabilia, not necessarily to do with their show.

It’s also a chance to meet some of the stars.

I first went in 2007.  Below I’m at the table of The Drowsy Chaperone.

Unfortunately, neither my friend JJ nor I can work out who I’m with, but I seem very pleased about it.

I know that this man is Troy Britton Johnson, who swirled around on the stage on roller skates, blindfold, singing ‘I’m An Accident Waiting to Happen’.

He’s holding a Cher doll from this playset:

I could have bought it, and I didn’t.

Instead, I bought a Margaret Thatcher boxing doll from the Avenue Q store:

Two years later, I didn’t make the same mistake at the San Telmo market in Buenos Aires, and bought my Evita doll.

And now we’re a family:

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