As long as I refrain from dwelling on the fact that this was my last Pops concert, and last glee club concert of all time, I’ll be fine.

That being said, this was AWESOME.

I can say without a doubt that this was, musically, the best Pops concert we’ve had within the past four years. There was a really wide range of repertoire (although I would have liked to hear some Pink Floyd and Spice Girls and a LOT less Andrew Lloyd Webber), and nearly all of the performances were exciting in some way.

In terms of my favorite performances, I have to credit Luke doing “War Pigs” — I told him that he has officially surpassed Keith’s tap-dancing number with Galen two years ago as my FAVORITE GLEE CLUB POPS PERFORMANCE OF ALL TIME. It was so much fun. And Luke is one of my favorite people in the world.

Others that I loved included Tony and Tim’s “I Would Walk 500 Miles” — those guys were so cute in Italy, total BFFs. And they beat us up to the castle at Assisi. Their song got everyone singing and dancing along with them.

And I have to give credit to John Gallagher, who had the first Pops concert where he couldn’t perform Billy Joel, so he naturally performed Elton John instead. He did “Crocodile Rock” and that was a really, really fun performance as well, and everyone was ya-ya-yaing along with him. And I adored Kelly and Sean’s performance of “The Song that Goes like This” from Spamalot. (Seeing it definitely helped with how they performed it!) It was so funny, and so nice to hear them sing in Pops for the first time.

And I’m also extremely proud of the two girls I accompanied — Kara, who sang “Unexpected Song,” and Caitlin Wagner, who sang Joss Stone’s “Understand.” They were both absolutely wonderful, and it’s so nice to hear both of them sing as seniors. I was happy with so many seniors singing — out of sixteen solos, eleven of them were senior solos. Every senior got in, and that’s the way it should be. I was happy about that.

My own song, “Space Oddity,” went very well, and I’m actually surprised I got such good feedback from people, even people I didn’t know. Sean was telling me just now how he liked how I turned it into more of a soulful song than rock. I was glad that I didn’t fuck up either of the songs I accompanied. But during the Senior Song, “In My Life,” I absolutely bawled my eyes out. I knew it would happen, but it was so much worse than I expected. Tears were literally falling out of my eyes and onto the stage with plops. I was really glad that I got to sing with Luke and Kara in particular, since we’ve been friends since we all joined glee club freshman year.

In terms of Carole Ann and Galen’s costumes, as well as Beth’s, they delivered — first Beth came in as Mary Poppins, then Carole Ann and Galen came in as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. For the second half, Carole Ann was a Rolling Stones rocker fan thing, and Galen was Austin Powers — and that guy looks JUST like Austin Powers in full costume!

There’s so much more to say about it, but I can’t remember everything. Every single performance was WONDERFUL, including the four group numbers we did (particularly “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Pinball Wizard”). And afterwards, we had a little gathering at Duffy’s house, and I brought my bottle of Castle Rock Pinot Noir, which, even though it was from 2005, was FUCKING AMAZING. Luke told me it’s his favorite wine.

That’s pretty much all I can say about Pops — everyone did such a great job.

Thanks, everyone.

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