Friday, June 3, 2011


One hour with the 4 kids that showed up, talking with a few parents who came to pick up report cards, a brief staff meeting and I'm DONE.

(Sung in my Aretha voice)

Annnnddddd right after school....we headed up to Chicago (I'm an old pro now since I visited for the first time 2 weeks ago). This time I headed to Chi-town with co-workers RM, AT and AT's friend A to go to a concert.

What concert you may ask...not just any old concert but ...wait for it....

The GLEE concert!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I'm a certified (certifiable?) GLEEK!! and proud of it!:
Four Gleeks

But before the concert I had a good laugh because AT and A spent about 3o minutes discussing the hairbands each of them would wear and if it went with what outfit and where they got said hairbands. I laughed because I'm so not the headband wearing type and even if I was I would wonder if they're age appropriate for me. AT and her friend are over 10 years younger than I. I'm a little embarrassed to admit:
They made me wear one.
they got RM and I to wear one too. League of Hairband Girls, gather round.

The concert was amazing and I don't use that word lightly. Those kids are so talented. I was jumping around, dancing in my seat, screaming, grabbing my friends. I felt just like a 15 year old again (so maybe the hairband was age appropriate afterall?) It was thrilling to see the characters I watch each week on TV live, singing and dancing in front of my very eyes. I just loved every song they sang.
"Don't Stop Believin" was the opening number:
Glee Kids - Opening Number 2
(picture taken from a big screen)

The "Warblers" showed up:
"Warblers" from Glee 4

"Puck" sang "Fatbottomed Girls" and made me want to get "Pucked":
"Puck"  - Fat Bottomed Girls

"Kurt" was fabulous as only a gay show choir singer can be:
(picture taken from a big screen)

After the concert, we were very keyed up and AT wanted to go to the stage door to see if we could catch a glimpse of them leaving. Personally, I thought we'd just be waiting around forever and not see much. I'd heard of "groupies" but didn't realize this was something fans could actually do. Well, we waited around for a while and AT met a new friend. Finally, we were rewarded:

Lea Michele (Rachel Barry)

Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel)

Harry Shrum (Mike Chang)

Ashley Fink (Ashley Zizes)

I was shocked and amazed that we saw so many actors from the show. Each and every one of them were very nice. We were able to talk to them a little and they gave many autographs. They were each more slender and beautiful in person. We were all totally, totally keyed up and thrilled.

I felt like a giddy teenager all night.
It was the BEST most GLEEFUL beginning of summer EVER!!!!



  1. Happy freedom!!!! Hope the concert was awesome!!! I had to work all weekend so I had to miss it :( enjoy your summer!

  2. Yay! You're free!
    And I'm so glad you had such a great time at the Glee concert!! LOOVE the pics!

  3. Can you feel my envy? Glee plus you're done? I've still got 9 days of classes and then exam week starts. Plus, due to all those IF expenses, I'll be teaching summer school this year. :P Have a great holiday!

  4. First, happy freedom!
    The concert sounds so awesome! I'm a semi-gleek.
    It looks like you were really close up to the stars!
    I'm glad you had an awesome time :)

  5. Yay Paige!!! I bet it was so wonderful!!! Your recap was fab and I love the headband!

  6. Looks like an amazing evening!

  7. You look so cute and sound amazing! Let summer begin, woo-hoo!!

  8. What a sweet ending to your school year.