This past Saturday Rob and I went to the Glee Live concert at the Staples Center with some friends.
It’s no secret that I’m pretty critical about the show. But who cares about that. The concert was GREAT! It was 80 minutes of infectious, gleeful FUN.
Evidence of my attendance. 🙂
I took photos during the concert but our nosebleed seats combined with the point and shoot I was using didn’t translate into good shots. But I’m going to post some of them anyway.
Opening number was “Don’t Stop Believing”. This was my favorite song of the concert. You could totally feel the anticipation of the audience when the first few bars of the music started playing. Then the cast came out and the excitement was palpable. Awesome.
What I loved most of all was that the concert really showcased everyone. Like you’d expect, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley had solos but most of the cast did too. Heather Morris performed “Slave 4 U” and while I’m pretty sure she was lip-syncing, I think she out-Britney’d Britney. Her dancing was fan-freaking-tastic. Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Cory Monteith and Kevin McHale had their own moments in the spotlight as well.
Ok, I’m biased. I love Darren Criss and I love The Warblers. So I was overjoyed when I found out they would be on the tour! They sang a mini-set of 3 songs and were terrific.
… And it was all over so soon. They closed the show with “Somebody to Love”.
I’m seriously amazed at how much time this cast puts in to their work — probably more than any other TV cast out there. During the season, not only do they film the show, they also have to lay down the tracks and practice for the musical numbers. And now when they should be on hiatus, they’re performing in this multi-city arena tour. Amazing.
Posting the set list for reference because I like this kind of stuff…
Don’t Stop Believing
Dog Days Are Over
Slave 4 U
Fat Bottomed Girls
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Ain’t No Way
Born This Way
Silly Love Songs
Raise Your Glass
Happy Days/Get Happy
River Deep, Mountain High
Don’t Rain on My Parade
Loser Like Me
Friday – HILARIOUS
Safety Dance – Kevin McHale dancing!
Empire State of Mind
Somebody to Love