35 Signs You’re A Recovering Renthead

Forget regret: there’s no reason to feel embarrassed about the number of times you saw Rent on Broadway.

1. You overrelated to Mark. Like, a lot.

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2. Do you know how hard it is to be the one who OBSERVES instead of the one who PARTICIPATES? Yeah. You do.

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3. Also you dance like this.

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4. You were way too emotionally invested in Roger/Mimi.

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5. And Maureen/Joanne.

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7. Be honest: you’re already getting a little emotional.

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8. Annnd now you’re crying.

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9. You wished you had a friend like Mark or Roger.

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10. This gave you SO MANY FEELS.

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11. Like, maybe you made fanart.

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12. And it got kind of weird.

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13. Your conception of gritty New York life was based entirely on the way these characters lived.

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14. You were convinced everyone in the city was either an artist or a dealer.

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15. This was the deepest lyric you’d ever heard.

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16. Or maybe this.

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18. This was your yearbook quote.

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19. Yeah, OK. Maybe.

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20. You waited in miserable weather to get the $20 lottery tickets.

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21. I mean, you’ve seen this show more than you’ve seen certain family members.

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22. (At one point, this was very helpful.)

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23. You can’t even count the times you’ve seen Maureen’s ass.

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24. You were always loyal to the OBC. And you still are.

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25. Of course, you’d make an exception for Aaron Tveit as Roger.

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26. But NOT Vanessa Hudgens as Mimi. That’s sacrilege.

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27. You listened to the OBCR nonstop in high school.

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28. You knew exactly when to crank it during “One Song Glory.” (“Time flies. Time DIIIIIIIEEEEEESSSSS!”)

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29. You definitely moo-ed.

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30. You knew all the lyrics to “La Vie Boheme.”

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31. And this always made you giggle.

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32. You can’t even see this without singing along.

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33. You sang both the Maureen and Joanne parts in “Take Me or Leave Me.”

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34. You never stopped mourning Jonathan Larson. And you never will.

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35. But you honor him with your life motto every day.

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