Darren Criss - Listen Up Tour: Dallas
Watching Darren’s merch being unloaded was exciting in a way I didn’t expect. As a fan who used to watch him on youtube, seeing huge trunks full of stuff with his face on it being wheeled into the venue was a brand new reminder of how far he has come. And yet, even though he’s selling out shows at every place he goes, he doesn’t mind turning to smile for a random fan’s (me!) camera on his way in.
What is special about him is he is very aware of the fact that it’s easy to take fame for granted once you have it, and he refuses to let that happen. On stage in Dallas, after he kept introducing himself to the crowd over and over again, he said something close to: “The moment you assume everyone knows your name is the moment you really start to embarrass yourself.” I think this is a pretty spectacular glimpse into why Darren will be around for a long time and how he’s stayed so grounded.