The Anthony DeLongis Moment
By Lyria Wollich
During the night of the Gala, after Jim had finished
his wonderful set - *sigh*- Braun and I headed for the bar where Jan
joined us a few minutes later. Rapt in conversation, I didn't notice
as Anthony walked up with his beautiful companion Mary Galien. A few
moments later I noticed a hand holding a flask appeared over Braun's
shoulder. Braun didn't even move a muscle. Non-plussed and not to be
ignored, Anthony then shifted the flask to on top of Braun's head and
began to shift it around. I saw Braun's hand reach for his beer bottle in
a way that said - "I'm going to brain this guy" and I began to
The antics got even better, when Braun decided to play
along with him and it was like watching one of their staged sword battles,
sans the weapons. The crowd was in stitches.
A few moments later, Anthony finally sat down and picked
up the pair of shoes that Jan had worn to the gala which were a really
beautiful white, gold and silver. He put them up to his chest and
with a feigned girlish lisp said, "Ooh look, Cinderella
shoes! I picked them especially cause they go so well with my hair
and my dress and my makeup." Well by now the already riotous
group were in tears with laughter. Even Braun had to chuckle.
It was fabulous! It's sometimes easy to forget that these wonderful
swords masters are actors too, and boy when they lay on the charm, there
is no holding back. A truly wonderful moment I will always remember.
If you want to find out more about Anthony DeLongis, look
for his interview and Swords master
page or visit his website .
Also be sure to check out F.Braun McAsh's New
site. It's packed with all sorts of great information about Braun and