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.
Freedom! FREEDOM! FREEDOM! FREEDOM!!!
(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….
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 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:
(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:
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!!!!