Larry Nicholas Bourgeois is a complex creature; to say the least. He’s the cliché, “strong, but silent” type of guy. In interviews, he doesn’t say a whole lot unless asked; in interacting with fans, he’s the twin that sorta lay’s in the cut, or sits back and observes everyone and everything; and during their down time, you won’t find him tweeting, facebooking, or posting any pictures– during that time, he’s nowhere to be found but he has this presence about him that lets you know that he’s there, lurking in the shadows, watching your every move, but as long as you don’t holler, he won’t bite.
If you weren’t a die hard LT fan, and you stumbled upon the droves and droves of pictures of Les Twins out on the internet, you’d probably think to yourself, “Wow! This guy loves the camera!”, and in that assertion to a new LT fan or an unknown, that would be a very clear observation, but it would be wrong. Because I have observed, watched, and mulled time and time again over every LT picture, video, article, you name it, and I’ve come to the conclusion that Larry Nicholas Bourgeois is comfortably “awkward” in front of the camera.
When I say he’s comfortably awkward I mean that as far as Larry is concerned, taking a picture with a fan is no big deal, and it’s probably not, but in the same token, he’d much rather not but simply just give a dap or two, shake a hand or three and be on his way. Not that he doesn’t care about the Les Fans because that is the furthest thing from the truth, but he’s that guy that would much rather do this dancing thing and be on his merry way. Sure, he flashes that adorably goofy smile at times, and often is perceived as though he’s having the time of his life taking pictures with fans, but truth be told, I honestly don’t think he likes taking pictures. Of course we all know that Laurent the beast of all beasts is not one bit shy from taking pictures and having his turn in the spotlight; but as Sir Isaac Newton expressed in his third law of physics, every action has an equal and opposite reaction and Larry is indeed Laurent’s equal but he’s also his opposite.
Larry has expressed before, they are each others mirror. This is true to some degree; they mirror one another in looks, dance moves at times, they often react at the same time to the same things, etc. But yet they are quite different in personality, emotions, and likes/dislikes and mannerisms. Larry is the one who is perfectly fine playing the background just as long as he gets his moment to rip the stage to shreds. Please don’t get it twisted; when it comes time to take pictures with the fans, you won’t find Larry brooding over in the corner acting like a baby, throwing a tantrum because he doesn’t want to take a picture. He’ll be right where he needs to be, right when he needs to be there. It’s almost as if you get nothing more and nothing less than what is expected of him. And that’s fine. Everyone who is an entertainer of some sort knows that with the popularity comes notoriety and in that, unless you want to come off as a real douche bag, you’ll smile pretty and take a few pictures here and there for your ever adoring fans. Les Twins love their fans. Each and every single last one of us, they LOVE, so a few snaps of the camera here and there isn’t a real bother. But as I stated, I think that Larry is the twin that could care less if he took another picture at any point in time.
Nevertheless, I can sympathize with Larry in just wanting to be left alone sometimes. No one asking to take my picture, or have my picture taken with them; no one asking for an autograph and no one stalking my entire life. I’m sure it can all be a bit cumbersome so I don’t blame Larry for being that way. Naturally, it never visibly shows out-right on his face or in his body language, but I’m a pretty good judge of character and a good judge at reading people and I am 100% sure that the picture taking part of it all Larry could do without. Needless to say, you’ll never get a “no”, well, unless he’s in the middle of dancing or battling somebody. That is a no no. You can forget about a picture at that moment unless you’re just snapping them on your own. He’ll let you down politely just as he did the young lady when they were at the WOD in NY. He simply asked her could she wait until after they were finished and she obliged. See… nothing to fear, he’s not as “gangster” as Lau says he is; he knows how to let you down easy. Love ya Larry *wink*