Weddings — why do they make even normal people so fucking crazy? Megan Grano performs her one-woman show called Obliged , inspired by her fascination with walking down an aisle as people stare at you.
L.A. WEEKLY: Why do a show about weddings?
GRANO: I have been to far too many weddings and I've seen far too many divorces. In this day and age, where 50 percent of marriages (or more) fail, I'm dumbfounded as to why we spend record amounts of money on weddings. It's a paradox I wanted to explore.
Do you have a dream wedding?
Dream wedding: two people (maybe even on the same sex — scandalous!) and close friends get married in front of a judge and go out to dinner afterward. Everyone dresses up, but there are no wedding dresses/bridesmaids dresses/money wasted on flowers/videographers/etc..
Have you been married?
I am married. My wedding was extremely nice, but I suppose it's not what I would have done if it were up to me. I would have rather taken the money my mom spent and put it toward a house (which I still can't afford, and which I consider a long-term investment). But my mom wanted the party, so that's what we did.
What are the worst wedding vows you've heard?
In the middle of their vows, a bride and groom individually addressed each one of their 150 guests. They asked each guest to stand, then told everyone a short life-history about the guest, and then finally, they thanked the guest for being there for this “wondrous day” and for being such a wonderful friend/family member. It took over two hours.
What is your definition of a “Bridezilla”?
Shall I give names? Any girl who thinks that people are obligated to do things for her because this is HER day. (Hence the name of the show: Obliged.)

Thu., Feb. 12, 2009

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