Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Glee Live! My Daughter's First Concert

This weekend, I scored the hottest ticket in town, Glee Live!!! Goodness,  gracious. The crowd was a mix of tween/teens and their parents although there were a few kids my daughter's age. Since I had no expectations, the concert was great. The show did not attempt to incorporate any of the show's backstories which was fine. It was designed as a broadway style show with the actors portraying their tv selves.

The show's stars really performed their hearts out, dancing and singing the show's best and most popular songs. The crowd was really into as you can imagine, singing along with each number.

The opening number was one of the most downloaded songs on iTunes, Don't Stop Believin. All the stars got their solo numbers from Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) singing "True Colors" (just plain wonderful), Puck (Mark Sailing) performing the Neil Diamond classic, "Sweet Caroline." Sailing was definitely a favorite amongst the girls and why not, he is definitely handsome and the show's bad boy.

Showstoppers  included Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" with the cast wearing the same GaGa costumes from the May show, Mercedes (Amber Riley) singing "Beautiful" (give that girl her own recording contract, her voice is amazing,) Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea Michele) singing "Defying Gravity" which were the stand-outs in my opinion.

And I can not fail to mention Rachel (Lea Michele), undoubtedly, the show's star is truly an accomplished performer and singer. She really belted out  "Don't Rain on My Parade."

I loved the show and so did my daughter. I was happy that my daughter knew most of the songs and learned some new ones. It was a great experience for both of us and I am glad we were able to go.

Of course, my only criticism has nothing to do with show but what future holds for us all. The decibel level of all those screaming teens was seriously unbelievable. I am sure I lost some hearing last night, from the high pitched squeals in the room. It seriously was deafening.

Cheerleaders handed out barf bags before the show. Fans know that the cheerios have no love for the Glee club.

Disclosure:  NYC Single Mom was not paid for this post. 


gaynycdad said...

I think I have become a Gleek!

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