the best day of my life
the day symphora
and I went to NYC to see Darren Criss at the Irving Plaza. First let me start by saying I can't believe it actually happened. I work full time, my boss is King of the Asshats, and I'm not a very spontaneous person. I would have thought that somebody (be it my parents, my boss, etc.) would have said "No, Sarah, you can't go" just about right off the bat. Well, there was no
power in the 'Verse that could stop me
person who said I couldn't, so I arranged to leave work that day (Wednesday the 15th) at 2PM. I then drove to the Hamilton train station, caught the next NJ Transit NEC line train to Penn Station, and was on my way to see Darren.
OMG, the people who saw symphora
and I in New York Penn must have thought were were nuts, we were fangirling so much. We had expected to go and be like OMG IT'S DARREN CRISS but earlier that day, one of the Warblers had tweeted that a couple of them were planning on going to Darren's concert. Well, it turned out that "a couple of them" meant James David, Jon Hall, CURT MEGA, and RIKER LYNCH. I thought it couldn't possibly get any better than being in the same room as Darren and my favorite Warblers, but it did. Darren opened the concert with "I'll Make A Man Out of You" from Mulan, which is the best effing opener anybody could ask for. THEN. THEN. (It gets better.) After a couple songs of just Darren singing, HE BRINGS OUT THE WARBLERS TO SING WITH HIM. GUYS, THEY SANG TEENAGE DREAM. I think I died. Honestly.
Darren also sang quite a bit of Starkid stuff. He sang the entirety of "Gotta Get Back To Hogwarts" and when he got around to where Draco sings, he goes, "well, this is normally sung by Lauren Lopez, so how about I bring her out and have her sing it instead?" LAUREN FREAKIN' LOPEZ, PEOPLE. AND THEN SHE AND HE DUETED "GRANGER DANGER." Darren then sang some more stuff (while everyone was dying of awesome) and he starts telling this story about the songs he liked to close up shows with when he was still playing coffee shops and stuff, and was like, "when I joined glee, they were already doing what I loved...like "Valerie." But Naya Rivera already did that. So...maybe she could come out and sing it with me?" AND WHO COMES OUT FROM BACKSTAGE OTHER THAN NAYA HERSELF. OH MY GOD LET ME DIE.
At this point and for the rest of the show, we all learned the true meaning of I CAN'T EVEN. I still to this day can't believe it happened. Honestly one of the best days of my life to date. (For those who couldn't go, here's a link to a tumblr post where you can download the concert tracks - http://americasalutesyourory.tumblr.com/post/6605106599/ooh-voldy-voldy-mainstream-emotions-darren )
GUYS, IT WAS LITERALLY THE BEST DAY EVER. EVERYTHING IS DARREN AND NOTHING HURTS.