Monday, May 24, 2010

O say, can you GLEE?

When I first heard that there was going to be a Glee concert tour, I really wanted to go. But then practicality won, and I ignored my inner Gleek (I still think this term is bizarre, but whatever – I totally am one). However, by Friday morning, my inner Gleek would not be denied, and I called Anna to see if she wanted to go scream her lungs out for the McKinley High Glee Club. Like I even needed to ask!
The concert was amazing. Anna and I had perma-grins the whole show.

A few highlights—

The 11-year-old girls behind us were hysterical. When Mercedes was singing Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful”, one of the girls wholeheartedly agreed with the words “Damn straight.” I laughed the rest of the song.

Cliché as it sounds, Lea Michele’s voice gave me chills. Someday I want to see her as a lead on Broadway.

Kurt and Puck being in character the whole time.

Kurt walking in armadillo heels better than I walk barefoot.

The random humming, ooooing, etc. that leads in many Glee scenes also led some songs in and out. It was hilarious, awesome, and a dozen other things.

A few of our favorite boys – Puck, Finn, and Kurt (plus one of the cute boys who never really speaks) walked in front of us (we’re talking ten feet—that’s it) during Rachel’s amazing “Don’t Rain on My Parade” number

Seeing Jane Lynch aka Sue Sylvester doing a completely different gig on Citywalk outside Universal Studios. So random, but of course, Glee is always with us.

This was solely a “New Directions” performance – no adults. No Mr. Shuster. No Miss Sylvester. That meant instead, hilarious clips to lead in certain points of the show. Brilliant one-liners. As Anna said, there’s just too many to pick from.

The much hated Jesse made a guest appearance (being in L.A. helps). As much as we don’t love Jesse, John Groff has an incredible voice.

The singing, the dancing....ALL OF IT basically.

Here are the songs they performed in no particular order with the exception of the opening and closing.

Don't Stop Believin'
Push It
Bust Your Windows
Sweet Caroline
Dancing With Myself
Defying Gravity
True Colors
Don't Rain On My Parade
My Life Would Suck Without You
Like A Prayer
Lady Is A Tramp
Bad Romance
That Boy Is Mine
Halo/Walking On Sunshine
Confession/It's My Life
Somebody To Love

I could go on forever about this, especially with the high we were all on after this week’s past episode that included the stirring rendition of “Dream On” and the mesmerizing “I Dreamed a Dream.” So good, so fun, so perfectly GLEEful.


Shelley said...

soooo jealous!!!!

Maggie said...

Oh man, so FUN!!!! Sounds like it was amazing! Wish I could have been there to add to the perma-grins!

Danny and Christy Leininger said...

Steve and Marilyn flew down for the performance that night too! They said it was incredible. We were dying of jealousy because we LOVE Glee. Glad you liked it!

Jenessa Alyse said...

AGHHHHHH i am so in love it hurts.

Meg said...

How fun! I'm definitely jealous. I love the music on Glee. Ironically enough, I haven't really been a good follower this season. I need to catch up on the episodes before next season starts. Glad you're having so much fun! Miss you!

Anna said...

*sigh* I am wishing I could relive it all. I am currently blasting Glee while trying to pack. It makes me happy. Thanks again!!!

Charlotte May Hutchins said...

Okay, we have got to get our concerts to match: Jenessa and I saw Carrie Underwood and you saw Glee! We all may just have to do them again together with Juliann!!!!!