Monday, May 24, 2010

Awwww, GLEEK Out! Le Gleek, Cest Chic

Please try to contain your jealousy.

I went to the Glee Live concert on Friday night in LA.

It was like that movie, 13 Going on 30, where Jennifer Garner makes a wish to be older and wakes up as a 30 year old. Only this was in reverse. It was like being instantly transported back to junior high and squealing over the latest issue of Bop Magazine with NKOTB on the cover. If you know me, you know I have a strong connection to my inner 13 year-old. So this was right in my comfort zone. Before the concert they let the audience text in messages that got posted on the big screens above the stage. This is what we read:

"Eeeee! Finn & Puck are so hot! Clap if you love Finn! I wanna get Pucked!" etc.

Each time one of these messages would come up, the crowd would go crazy and start screaming and clapping. It. was. awesome. The concert started off with Sue Sylvester and Mr. Schue on the big screens, and then the kids came out completely in character to perform. They wore the same outfits, did the same dances, Artie wheeled around in his wheelchair, Brittney was confused by the audience, etc. My favorite parts were when Mercedes cried at the end of singing "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera, when the cast sang and danced to "Push It", and pretty much anytime when Brittney danced or spoke. That girl is a crazy good dancer and her character cracks me up. The guy who plays Jesse also made an appearance and sang a duet with Rachel. Unfortunately for Jesse, he was a little off-key and was oozing sweat, so it wasn't really a high point in the evening. At least for him, anyway.

I was expecting to be near the extreme end of the age spectrum of fans in the concert. After all, it's a show about high school kids, and I'm (cough)36(cough), but I was/we were honestly in the mid-range of age. I could have totally brought my Mom, and she would have fit in with the crowd. We were surrounded by tweens and grandmas. The tween boy sitting in front of us was practically exploding with fanboy energy and several grey-haired people were singing and dancing along to the songs.

Nikol, Maegan, Kristin (all seen above), and Leslie (not pictured) were my accomplices. Look at Maegan's smile (middle photo). Does she look like she was having the best time ever, or what? That is the smile of pure joy. My husband was supposed to go, but we were having babysitting issues and then he started whining about how it was going to be such a long drive, and blah, blah, blah. Whatever. A true fan wouldn't complain about a 3 hour drive (one way) to see Glee. He basically did me a favor by backing out, because who wants a sloppy, whiny, baby along to ruin all my Glee fun anyway? It would have forced me to go all Sue Sylvester on his ass and complain about how he was a snot/acne factory, and how the smell of his hair gel was making nauseous. And Glee day should be a day without complaints. Am I right? Luckily, Kristin was available to use the extra ticket. Thanks to Kristin for being available at the last minute, baking brownies, living super close to the concert, and sharing your valet parking pass! Thanks to Nikol for being the only one with an AmEx (or whatever card was required) and buying the tickets on presale. And thanks to Maegan for driving! I had a blast!


Kristina P. said...

Waaaaahhh! Why couldn't I use the extra ticket!

Madison! said...

It was the best night EVER. Except for maybe the Twilight movies. I had such a good time that I won't even track you down for posting that picture of me on the internet.

NIKOL said...

In that photo I look as tired as I felt. Guess I should have had about 14 more Diet Cokes that evening to perk myself up!

peewee said...

best. time. EVER. I can't stop gleeking out. THE BEST was my friend is a producer for the producer of glee on another show. she came over for brunch sunday and I hadn't mentioned that I went and she was all "Did you hear that Glee Live sold out around the country? Even I COULDN'T GET TICKETS"

And I was all...."welllllllll, ACTUALLY..." HAHAH!

Ohhhh...we MUST do that again! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!