When was the last time you sobbed in public?

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    Mar 03, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    This Sunday I attended what turned out to be an excellent production of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly." Of course, everyone knows she kills herself in the end, but the text and the music, accompanied by stellar performances from the cast got me sobbing right from ACT II.

    OK,OK, I know everyone's not into opera, but what I'm curious about is: when was the last time that something moved you to unrestrained tears in public?
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    Mar 03, 2008 9:33 PM GMT
    It wasn't unrestrained but it was a few months after watching brokeback mountain. I downloaded the soundtrack on my ipod - 'the wings' came on as i was on the tube and tears began strolling down slightly. It was so surreal, but I loved every second of it weirdly icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 03, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
    Sobbed? Boy it has been a while since people have seen me really breakdown in public. Probably in 1967 when my family tried to get me to board a bus, I really freaked out. The day before I saw three people die when their car hit a bus head on. I think it was a case of "post traumatic stress syndrome".
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    Mar 03, 2008 10:08 PM GMT
    February 9, 2008.

    http://www.realjock.com/topic/102790/

    That moment is very much etched in my heart.
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    Mar 04, 2008 12:20 AM GMT
    Sobbed is too strong a word for my expereinces I think. i cried recently at a funeral, but I teared up yesterday watching a link posted on here from Ellen. Tragic.
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    Mar 04, 2008 12:23 AM GMT
    REAL MEN DON"T CRY!! icon_lol.gif

    I had a warm and fuzzy with the autistic ball player story.
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    Mar 04, 2008 12:29 AM GMT
    My father's funeral in May. I had to read some Bible passages, and I thought I was fine until I looked up from the book at the crowd of people. Seeing dozens of stricken, devastated faces staring at you, on top of everything else, will make anyone break down...
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    Mar 04, 2008 12:33 AM GMT
    After my boyfriend started crying when he realized that we left a great broadway play early; during the intermission early, and we weren't let back in... now I don't have a boyfriend and still haven't seen the rest of the show!
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    Mar 04, 2008 12:43 AM GMT
    this almost never happens to me, but last week i was reading a book on the subway and started sobbing (softly, not uncontrolably.) the book is called "waking" and it's about a guy who survives a car accident but becomes parapalegiac. there is a scene when he acknowledges his brother's support in the hospital and it had me at brother...icon_cry.gif
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    Mar 04, 2008 1:09 AM GMT
    The worst, most uncontrollable experience of that was at the end of the movie "Longtime Companion" about 18 years ago. I literally lost every friend to AIDS -- over 200 men in Atlanta, SF and Houston. The movie's closing with a reunion of the dead and living took me by surprise. I started crying uncontrollably, to the degree numerous strangers tried to console me.

    Weirdly, a few days later, I went to another movie with my partner of the time. He had a very weak stomach, to say the least, and literally fainted during a repulsive scene in the movie. The assholes at the concession stand would not give me a full cup of water to help revive him. I ended up, um, licking his face.

    We avoided going to the movies for the next few months.
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    Mar 04, 2008 1:14 AM GMT
    Real Men do cry it is a sign of strength!

    When the the guys who murdered Matt Shepard did not get charged with a HATE CRIME!

    The brutality of it was just dreadful!!!
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    Mar 04, 2008 1:27 AM GMT
    obscenewish saidThe worst, most uncontrollable experience of that was at the end of the movie "Longtime Companion" about 18 years ago. I literally lost every friend to AIDS -- over 200 men in Atlanta, SF and Houston. The movie's closing with a reunion of the dead and living took me by surprise. I started crying uncontrollably, to the degree numerous strangers tried to console me.


    Odd that you mentioned Longtime Companion, OW, I just watched it again last night on tape and I got teary at the end too, thinking of the ones I'll never see again.

    I shouldn't watch these kinds of things anymore.
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    Mar 04, 2008 1:30 AM GMT
    3 years ago, flying home to my dad's funeral. You ever see Finding Neverland, remember the ending? sappy stuff to be sure, but enough to set it off the water works
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    Mar 04, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    while watching the film "I Am Legend"
    The part with the dog- you know what I'm talking about.icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 04, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    At a gay film retrospective in Westwood (LA) for Lana Turner recently. They were showing the classic film Madame X and it was the final scene where she was dying with her hunky son at her bedside. My bf at the time and I walked out of the theatre to the afterparty with our faces drenched with tears. (Good thing we don't wear makeup or it would have been all over our faces!)

    The other times I sob are duirng Tammy Wynette songs - poor Tammy!
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    Mar 04, 2008 2:52 AM GMT
    Sobbed is a strong term..... Now crying at a movie, funeral, etc is another deal. But, if JB48 needed a shoulder to cry on......icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 04, 2008 3:01 AM GMT
    I guess it would be in late '05 in the hospital waiting room, after saying my last goodbye to my comatose dad.

    Edit: I had to put my pup down early one Sunday morning (11/12/06)* because his brain was hemorraging into his throat and he would have bled to death later in the day. He was only six. They said he'd go peacefully, but he let out a howl like a wolf just a moment before finally passing on. He howled just like the wolf/akita that lived at work and helped socialize him every day since he was a little puppy. This best dog-friend of his died a few months earlier.

    I'm not a big believer in these kind of things, but it's almost as if he was passing through to the "other side" and saw his long lost friend and howled to her (while also saying bye to me maybe?).

    Anyway, I stepped out in front of the vet clinic and bawled right there on the street. That's the thing about dogs. Those relationships aren't the least bit complicated, so you feel the brunt of the loss right away and right in the heart.

    Man...my life gets really damned poetic sometimes.

    *Three years to the day after losing the guy I was dating to cancer.
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    Mar 04, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    Just a few weeks ago in nursing school. I failed a test with a 62, and I was sure that brought my average below passing, which meant I would have failed the semester and have to repeat it again. I buried my face in my hands and started crying, not looking up to see how my classmates reacted. My teacher pulled me to the side and said that I had actually passed that portion of the semester with a 71%, and that I had added my average wrong.

    Talk about your near misses, huh?
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    Mar 04, 2008 3:13 AM GMT
    Ouch ... Rugger that almost made ME cry

    but the last time was
    I was watchin Emergency Vet on one of the cable shows
    and an old guy was told by the Vet that they had to put his old Lab down because he was suffering very badly
    ...and the old guy asked if he could say goodbye

    The cameras followed him in and he petted his dog and told what a good dog he'd been all these years and how much he was going to miss him

    "Bwaah!!"
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    Mar 04, 2008 3:45 AM GMT
    In public: Spiderman II in the movie theater . . .
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    Mar 04, 2008 4:13 AM GMT
    About 6 months ago at a restaurant the cell phone rings and I was informed my best friend had past away ... then followed by a song on the radio after his funeral just to get a river flowing... icon_cry.gif
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    Mar 04, 2008 6:00 AM GMT

    When I saw SpiderMan 3!!
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    Mar 04, 2008 6:02 AM GMT
    When i was watching Bridge to Teribithia. Also the first time i saw the near ending to RENT.
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    Mar 04, 2008 6:09 AM GMT
    I simply cried during those shows though. I have never outright sobbed in public. Only 2 people ever saw me sobbing and both times were not meant to be seen 3 if you can count over the phone.icon_neutral.gif
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    Mar 04, 2008 6:14 AM GMT
    In May of 2007 a buddy bought me a ticket to go see Madonna with him in San Jose CA. If you check out my video in my profile - that is from the same California trip - a few days before the concert. Anyway, the concert was on a Tuesday I believe. We were sitting in pretty good seats and my friend asked me if i was nervous? I wasn't so I said no. I wouldn't get nervous sitting at a concert - or anything that I wasn't an active participant in. I actually felt calm and relaxed. Had a long assed week before that and was really worn out and Madonna keeps her venues very warm and humid - even indoors. Well once she came on stage - I started bawling - and could barely control myself for about four songs. I still am not sure what happened there. Odd.