Sunday, 24 July 2011

Glee Live!

Proud Gleek
On June 30 I went to the final Glee Live concert in London at the O2 arena (I hadn't actually realised it was the last one until the night, when they kept saying it was their last day in London). I was a bit apprehensive about going by myself (told you I was a Gleek) but it was pretty awesome and I totally got into it, spending the whole show on my feet, 'dancing with myself'. The only problem I had with the show was that I had bought new shoes and was walking around London all day in them and my feet were absolutely KILLING me. Spending the whole show on my feet didn't help, and my feet were so swollen I couldn't actually put my shoes back on properly at the end. Walking back to the youth hostel that night was VERY slow and agonising.

Back to the show, the support band wasn't actualy a band, it was the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (LXD). And they had some pretty awesome dance moves. The show was choreographed in part by Harry Shum Jr, who plays Mike Chang on the show. When it was finally time for Glee Live to start they had Mr Schuester and Coach Sylvester talk to us on a big screen before the cast came out singing 'Don't Stop Believing'. They sang a variety of songs from both seasons of the show, although there was a slight change in the set list, as Naya Rivera (Santana) was absent. I had a pretty good seat, on the flat part of the arena, so it was pretty close to the stage, and even closer to the second stage that was actually behind me.

Outside the arena
While I enjoyed the whole show, the most enjoyable part for me was when the Warblers sang. Not only were they on the back, closer stage, but they also had some audience involvement, getting us to join in with the singing :) The day after the concert I learnt that Gwyneth Paltrow made a guest appearance, singing 'Forget You', which is my favourite Glee song, so I was a bit disappointed to miss that :( But all in all it was a great concert, despite the fact I went by myself, and I had a ball!

Not that many seats  between me and the stage :)

I got there early... pretty empty atm. Glad I'm not waaaay up
the top there!


William McKinley High Schol

Lot fuller now

Cheerios handing out 'Sue's Barf Bags'.. cos it's gonna
be a horrible show

Mr Schue and coach Sylvster

Don't stop Believing
Pretty :)

The Warblers, so close! (Crappy phone picture.. I bought
a new point and shoot camera for the concert that day,
so only had enough battery charge for half the show...

Kurt performing 'Single Ladies' - AWESOME