Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A Big One
One of my favorite memories from working at Disneyland:
Tommy (AKA 'Tammy') J. was one of the more outrageous queens that worked in the parade department as a dancer in the eighties. He was also uniquely fashionable. Considering the number of flamboyant male performers at that time, that's saying something.
I was in the employee (cast member) cafeteria, backstage, when an afternoon parade had just finished coming down Main Street. The parade performers were on a lunch break. One of the female dancers got in line and ordered a baked potato.
"Do you want a big one or a little one?" the serving lady behind the counter asked.
"I want a big one," the girl replied, just as Tommy J. walked into the cafeteria.
"Honey," he said from the doorway, "we all want a big one."