(L-R) Chris Colfer, Heather Morris, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Mark Sellig, Glee Live 2010, California. (c) Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America)
Less than a month to go now until Glee Live lands on our shores, taking over the O2 for a week in June. Naturally, I’m going.
For those attending who wish the set list to remain a surprise until the day, look away now.
For the rest of you Gleeks, let the excitement commence:
Main set with featured performers and original artists
- Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)
- The Dog Days Are Over featuring Amber Riley and Jenna Ushkowitz (Florence + the Machine)
- Sing (My Chemical Romance)
- I’m a Slave 4 U featuring Heather Morris (Britney Spears)
- Fat Bottomed Girls featuring Mark Salling and Ashley Fink (Queen)
- I Want to Hold Your Hand featuring Chris Colfer (The Beatles)
- Ain’t No Way featuring Amber Riley (Aretha Franklin)
- PYT featuring Kevin McHale (Michael Jackson)
- Born This Way (Lady Gaga)
- Fireworks featuring Lea Michele (Katy Perry)
- Teenage Dream featuring the Warblers, a rival glee club including Darren Criss (Katy Perry)
- Silly Love Songs featuring the Warblers and Criss (Wings)
- Raise Your Glass featuring the Warblers and Criss (Pink)
- Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy featuring Michel and Colfer (Barbra Streisand & Judy Garland)
- Lucky featuring Chord Overstreet and Dianna Agron (Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat)
- River Deep — Mountain High featuring Riley and Naya Rivera (Ike & Tina Turner)
- Don’t Rain on My Parade featuring Michele (Barbra Streisand)
- Jessie’s Girl featuring Cory Monteith (Rick Springfield)
- Valerie featuring Rivera (The Zutons/Amy Winehouse)
- Loser Like Me
- Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) featuring Colfer (Beyoncé)
- Friday featuring the guys (Rebecca Black)
- Safety Dance featuring McHale (Men Without Hats)
- Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
- Somebody to Love (Queen)
*with thanks to Peter Larsen of the Orange County Register for the full deets above.
I’ve been meaning to post this for ages. Well, since Fashion Week actually.
Wallpaper* magazine, that creative authority on all things design, dedicated their whole March issue to the fashion world. Hugely enjoyable it was too, but this double page spread was my favourite (click here for a larger, higher res version):
A few of my favourite highlights:
- 20: pounds of gold glitter dumped on John Galliano during his post-show bow
- 37: pairs of titanium heels trashed minutes before the Lanvin show when it was discovered the models couldn’t walk in them
- 100: %age of RTW on the Prada women’s runway made from cotton only
- 800: hand-painted feather butterflies on a single Alexander McQueen dress
- 1,930: pieces of metal (safety pins, grommets etc.) sewn onto one Balmain skirt
The latest trend in impactful digital stunts has seen buildings in every major city in the world adorned with a 3D light show, that at once enhances and plays with their architectural structure. I love them. Well, the ones that are done well.
I’ve seen two in the last week, both from London, that I thought were really special – one done yesterday for the Vienna Tourist Board, and another that I only just picked up on YouTube, executed in February this year.
Above: Vienna Tourist Board stunt, on the (appropriately named) Imagination Building, central London, last night.
Above: Marble Arch 3D light show, from February this year. Produced by LCI projects