Glee Live! In Concert! 2011

I love musicals. We all know this. And awesome seats at musicals, it goes without saying. So it comes as no surprise that I'm a bit of a fan of the TV show Glee. And y'know, given they are touring this summer... A-huh! It has to mean awesome seats at Glee!

You know those teeny bopper concerts with 12 year olds screeching like banshees at their pop idols? Yeah, that was me. When Puck (Mark Salling) came on and was a mere 7 metres away from me, I shattered glass. Well, I would have done if they didn't make you put your drinks in plastic cups (that's why they do that Treacles, FYI). To be fair though, I screeched pretty much non-stop. 

The show opened with the pretty sweet moving warm act of The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. But, of course, it *really* opens with Don't Stop Believin' - the signature song - after a video intro from Sue and Mr Schu.

The show has a narration to it, so it wasn't them just singing the songs, and included such gems as Brittany asking if anyone wanted to go up on stage. Her response? "Well, you can't." CLASSIC!

I was giddy throughout and utterly adored the inclusion of The Warblers (cue, more screaming). It's a high energy gem of a show, though it wasn't glitch free. During Santana's take on Valerie, the mic didn't work for the opening lines, which seemed to throw her and the song was very weak. I'd have preferred them covering Bad Romance to Lady Gaga's Born this Way, and some of the set list wasn't that WOW in terms of song choice. Seriously, Ke$ha's Tik Tok - that would have been AWESOME SAUCE!

All-in-all, utterly fabbity and I'll definitely go again if they do another tour. Can I go to McKinley High, please!? I think I'd fit in well.{^_^}

Set list:

1. Don't Stop Believin'
2. Dog Days Are Over
3. Sing
4. I'm a Slave 4 U
5. Fat Bottomed Girls
6. I Want to Hold Your Hand
7. Ain't No Way

8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
9. Born This Way
11. Teenage Dream - The Warblers
12. Silly Love Songs - The Warblers
13. Raise Your Glass - The Warblers
14. Happy Days Are Here Again / Get Happy
15. Lucky
16. River Deep, Mountain High
17. Jessie's Girl
18. Valerie
19. Loser Like Me
20. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
21. The Safety Dance
22. Empire State of Mind
23. Somebody to Love

The Royal Ballet Live at The O2

At the weekend, I headed to see Kenneth MacMillan's interpretation of Romeo and Juliet, performed in the massive Millennium Dome (it'll always be that to me, just like it will always be the BA London Eye - sorry marketing teams). It's the first time The Royal Ballet have performed at the Dome, on a stage that's 10 times the size of the Royal Opera House. Which, made it interesting.

Tamara Rojo as Juliet was amazing - much stronger than the male principal, Carlos Acosta - but the sheer size of the stage and the modernisation of the ballet with the use of video really hindered the performance, for me anyway. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra were also brilliant, but the 'widening' of the ballet to a less traditional audience, in a less traditional space, probably shouldn't be a venture that should be repeated.

Enjoyable, but not amazing.

Let's see what happens.

"Hallo, Rabbit,” he said, “is that you?”

"Let’s pretend it isn’t,” said Rabbit, “and see what happens."

~ A. A. Milne

And they say she's so LUCKY.

I'm so excited, Treacles. Over the next few weeks I have some amazing treats coming up, starting with a trip to the old school Millennium Dome to see The Royal Ballet Live at The O2, with Carlos Acosta and Tamara Rojo performing as Romeo and Juliet. Amazing.

The following weekend I'm back at The O2 for Glee Live (floor seating, right at the front - squeeeeee!) and then I'll be seeing Ke$ha a few weeks later at her Get Sleazy tour, supported by LMFAO. *dies*

I may be getting sleazy that evening and brushing my teeth with a bottle of Jack, but the next morning after Ke$ha I shall be looking much more respectable as I jet off to Rome. {^_^}

Life is good, Treacles. They say she's so lucky. I truly am. What are you all looking forward to? xoxo

Honeyed anticipation.

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.

~A.A. Milne

Welcome home.

"He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home."

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This weekend, just gone, I moved to Bloomsbury. GLORIOUS. {^_^} x

Time. No excuse.

“In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking”

~ John Lubbock


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