Glee Flash Mob Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Rehearsal Day 2 & 3
As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, that this past couple of days I’ve been joining the rehearsal for Malaysia’s own Glee flash mob in KL organized by Random Alphabets which will be held today, Saturday. I’m so excited as this is my first flash mob and I’ve been dying to join one for ages! I’ve mentioned before that I wanted to join a Michael Jackson one but they canceled. I found out about this on Monday, and they had the first optional rehearsal on Tuesday.. I mastered the dance in an hour but I couldn’t join them for the first rehearsal because it was raining heavily in the evening, and I took out my uncle who came from Ipoh out to eat. So instead, I joined them on Wednesday.
DAY 2: BUKIT BINTANG BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
The 1st rehearsal was held at The Garden’s Hotel ballroom at Midvalley so it’s all cozy with aircond but suddenly on day 2, they told us that they’ve been forced to change venue and the place was at Bukit Bintang Boys High School. Luckily it’s in PJ, which is nearer to me than Midvalley so I was glad…but boy, was I wrong. Traffic was smooth, and I was expecting a traffic jam at sprint highway but nope. Rehearsal started at 8 pm and I left home at about 7.20 pm.. and I reached there 15 minutes before 8 pm.. it was nearby the digital mall and luckily I’ve been there before so I knew the way.
Once I found the school, parked my car and I was surprised to see the number of crowd. There were lots of people and majority was with friends and I was alone. Suddenly I felt REALLY, REALLY awkward and I turned antisocial >.< I wanted to make new friends and say hi to someone but uh.. everyone seems like they have a group of friends so I got scared. Haha. So all I did was just wait alone, and played with my phone refreshing twitter and facebook hoping someone would update. Lame, right?
It started drizzling and I thought, oh no.. what if it rains heavily? But luckily rain stopped after a while so we could start the rehearsal.
Because there was a lot of people, we were seperated. This is my group..
This is the other group at the opposite ‘field’…
And some were separated to at the 2nd floor!.. It was mad.. haha. But once we started dancing, that’s when the fun begin. It was so much fun. I was being too energetic so I was sweating like there’s no tomorrow. I was SOAKED. So was everyone else. Since it was outside, with NO AIR BLOWING.. the atmosphere was humid.. it was so hot.. and everybody was sweating like a pig, the whole place smell of sweat.. and FEET. I don’t know why, the whole place smells of FEET. It was extremely gross.
So the rehearsal ended at 10 pm, and I went straight back home. After resting for a bit, I couldn’t wait to get into the shower because of how gross and icky I felt.. and my whole body smell of feet. Haha.
DAY 3: THE GARDEN’S BALLROOM, MIDVALLEY
Because I overdid the dance at the 2nd rehearsal and was being too energetic, I had the worst leg cramp and body ache ever. I couldn’t even bend my knees. It was enough that my practice on Monday left me with a minor body ache but after the rehearsal, it was BAD dude. So, luckily the 3rd rehearsal was held at the ballroom.. so comfortable place with AIRCOND. Rehearsal started at 8 pm and I left house at 7 pm, and I was expecting bad traffic jam.. and sure there was a slow crawl at Bangsar but it wasn’t that bad. I still reached the place and could still find parking and still reached there in time. It was my first time ever at the ballroom.
The place has carpet so I didn’t have to wear my sports shoes.. I hate wearing my sport shoes because during 2nd rehearsal, my feet was sweating and it was so gross. Felt so uncomfortable. Again I suddenly became antisocial and still couldn’t manage to speak to anyone.. I got so scared. wtf.
During the first dance, there was no or barely any aircond.. golly… I thought it was gonna be the high school atmosphere all over again. Everybody was sweating like mad, and soon the place will smell of sweat. But phew, shortly after, they fixed the aircond and the place was really cold so no major sweat! And no disgusting feet or sweat smell!
After a short recap of the dance, turns out there was quite a number of newcomer who wasn’t at the previous rehearsals and did not practice at all. So we were separated into groups to learn the dance base on the part of songs. The songs we are doing include:
- Don’t Stop Believing
- Proud Mary
- Gold Digger
- Somebody To Love
So those who doesn’t know the steps can learn step by step at that point. Since I knew the steps already, I took the chance to take pics and video of the rehearsal.
Then we started dancing by groups. It was fun.
For the rest hour or so, we were practicing and practicing until they told us that we’re doing the ‘Don’t Stop Believing’.. so we have to learn the steps on the spot. So while we were learning the new simple steps, the kids under 18 was learning a different step. Turns out the kids would start the mob instead of adults and they have their own dancing. Haha, surprisingly the kids learned faster than adults! And it was good intro for the mob too.
It was so much fun… best part of it is that I love dancing, and I’m dancing with people who wanna dance, and we’re dancing about some we love which is GLEE! The rehearsal ended at about 11pm-ish. I guess in two days with all the sweat and exercise, I must have burned a lot of calories but I prolly screwed that because when I got home I had a late dinner which was McDonald’s. Haha so bad. Oh and also, Marina Mahathir, the daughter of our ex prime minister was there and was being cool and supportive .. she was with her family and she and her kids are joining in too.
I don’t have a picture of myself at the rehearsal because I was alone and taking a pic of myself would be awkward. However, there was one pic from each rehearsals that people randomly took and I was randomly included by accident, haha.
I was accidentally in the background, and I did notice the camera and I was smiling.. and little did I know that he had depth of field on so I was blurry This was taken before the rehearsal started on day 2. Picture credit to Khairul Nazri.
OMG. CHUBBY BUNNY.
This however is a clear picture of me except it was taken at a VERY BAD ANGLE (it was very low angle). T________T I look so chubby here and my hair was all messy because this was after the rehearsal. We were sitting there listening to a short ‘briefing’ by Zain HD, the main guy who’s handling this. SORRY IF I BROKE YOUR MONITOR FROM THE UGLYNESS & CHUBBINESS. I saw the guy was with camera pointing towards me.. I didn’t know if he was gonna take a picture of me in the first place but I quickly put the ‘L’ sign, with an awkward smile then he just quickly took a snap and moved on… T_______T Picture credit to RandomAlphabet.
I can’t wait for today’s real thing! No idea where it’s gonna be at .. I’m nervous yet very excited. So I’m gonna take a rest now and sleep and hopefully my legs would stop aching when I wake up.
(I camwhored a bit with my webcam before the rehearsal)