Glee. It makes me happy. Yup, I'm a Gleek! Last September, I had the pleasure of going to the season premiere party for Glee, thanks to an invitation from a friend (this may be a little late, but THANK YOU Kimberly). This was unlike any Hollywood premiere I have ever been to. First off, it was held at a small private school in Culver City. They set up the premiere like you were arriving for a high school event with cheerleaders, free popcorn, red vines and slushies. The guests all piled into the gymnasium, which was set up like a school assembly with even rows of metal folding chairs and home-made banners on the walls. After we sat through the introduction of the cast, they lowered a screen and showed the first episode of the series. I fell in love with the show right then and there. The dialogue was laugh-out-loud funny. The cast was likeable and outrageously talented and the music was extremely well produced. The after-party was just as fun. They set up the catering like a school cafeteria, where we had to all grab plastic lunch trays and move through a buffet line selecting our food and placing it on the tray. They we sat down on picnic-style lunch tables outside in the school yard. After we ate, the DJ started playing some great tunes and the cast and crew hit the dance floor and partied late into the night. I can't tell you how adorable it was and so unpretentious (just like the show).
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