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Sunday, November 04, 2007

SYTYCD - the tour.....finally!

About 10 days ago I finally told Ruby that she and I were going to see the So You Think You Can Dance tour when it came to town. She's been very excited ever since and had her heart set on making a sign to take with her. We talked about how this would be different than other dance shows she has seen. (Bigger venue, louder, people screaming instead of watching quietly, etc.) Well, tonight was the big night! This morning we made a glittery "Lacey" sign for her to take. She got all dressed up in her fancy red dress and we took off for downtown. Parking was of course a bit of a nightmare since we had to arrive downtown before the big Colts game ended. Thankfully, we were able to pay to park at Union Station and didn't have to walk too far. I think the people tailgating with fires and TVs in parking lots was almost as interesting to her as going to see the show. She says she wants to go tailgating now, LOL!

We arrived at the Fieldhouse and stood in line to get some (overpriced) souveniers. After shelling out the big bucks we headed to our seat. I timed it perfectly. We got our coats off and got comfortable and then the show started. Perfect!

First there was a video from Nigel showing 5 of the more memorable auditions. Then a video of Cat in what was probably her ugliest dress of the whole season. And then there they were.....the dancers!

Unfortunately Dominic was sick tonight so we didn't get to see him dance at all. Shauna is still replacing Lacey in the "Dancing" number with Kam. She did a great job filling in, but of course it was a little disappointing to not get to see Lacey dance it. (She did do "Hip Hip Chin Chin" with Danny. Yum. Sexiest number of the whole year. I wish they would have done the Pasha/Lacey manequin routine.) I'll give the camera guys props for doing a really great job (better than the TV show camera work!) and having enough sense to let us see their feet on the video screen on things like Pasha and Sabra's quick step. Seeing Pasha and Anya dance together was a real treat. The transition from the Matrix piece into Pasha and Lauren's hip-hop was a nice choice. Mia's piece about her dad is so much more moving in person. I loved the way they added the group in at the beginning to strew the flowers around the stage. I wish they could have danced it that way before. The two princes piece with Neil and Danny was fabulous with lots of tension and energy. Pasha, Neil, Danny and Sara all have wonderful stage presence.

The show moves FAST! Lots of little video pieces between the numbers including one of the worst falls that made me cringe again and again. (It included some of the auditioners who landed on their faces and that sickening clip of Dom dropping Sabra in the Hairspray group number where you hear her head hit the floor. Ew.)

I'm still digesting what we saw so I may be back again later with more thoughts. I'll share my photos, but they probably won't be the best quality. My camera was acting up.....I think that all the light changes were giving it fits when I tried to focus. My batteries gave up around the point of Sabra's solo in the second act, which meant I missed a few of the shots I would have really liked to get at the end.


  • At 1:02 AM, November 05, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How did they replace Dominic's absence? Did they cut the 3 breaker routine again? Who filled in for Dominic in his dances with Sabra? Did Hok or Jesus get to do a solo tonight? Thanks!

  • At 1:27 AM, November 05, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dominic was supposed to do 2 dances with Sabra
    Hip-hop "Make It Work"
    Contemporary "I'll Stand By You"
    plus new breaker routine (with Sara and Hok)
    and his solo


    since Dominic was sick...
    Sabra danced with Kameron

    Hok danced his solo

  • At 7:07 AM, November 05, 2007 , Blogger Carissa said...

    Yeah....The Sabra and Kameron thing worked well.

    They didn't do the three breakers. Too bad because that one would have been really fun.

    Jesus didn't do a solo. He did do the vagabond routine with Sara though.

    Hok did do his solo.

  • At 11:24 AM, November 05, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Do you mean that Kameron replaced Dominic in both the Hip-hop "Make It Work" and the Contemporary "I'll Stand By You"?

    Or did Kam and Sabra do their own "Amazing Grace" contemporary dance?

    Who filled in for Dominic during his movie skit with Sara?

    Which solo did Hok perform?

    Thanks for the report! Everyone is very curious to see photos or videos of the alternates.

  • At 2:16 PM, November 05, 2007 , Blogger Carissa said...

    Kam replaced Dom in "I'll Stand by You." They didn't do "Make it Work" last night. Kam and Sabra did "Amazing Grace" as well.

  • At 2:38 PM, November 05, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Do you have any pictures or videos of Kameron in the "Ill Stand By You" contemporary? Thanks!!

  • At 8:12 PM, November 05, 2007 , Blogger Carissa said...

    Retraction - I went back through my pix and JESUS did I'll Stand By You last night, not Kam.

  • At 8:25 PM, November 05, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Okay- Thanks for the new info!

    chat with other SYTYCD fans:


  • At 11:08 PM, November 05, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Can you please post your picture of JESUS in the "I'll Stand By You" contemporary with Sabra? We'd love to see it!!!


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