On Sunday I went to TrevorLIVE with Girlie. Thanks to her, we had a fantastic table in the first row on the Mezzanine level, which offered us a perfect view of one of the Glee tables.
Darren, Naya, Amber, Harry and their dates sat at a table with Darren’s parents. So for 2+ hours we had them in our sight line (though Amber and Naya left early).
They were all gracious to each other, and to everyone who came up to their table. They seemed to genuinely enjoy hanging out with each other, and there were two awesome moments I witnessed that made me feel so happy to be a fan of the show, and the cast.
Cheyenne Jackson sang the first song of the evening, “Somebody to Love” by Queen, and right away Darren, Naya, Harry and Amber started singing along. They pointed to each other, bopped their heads, talked excitedly to each other over the table and laughed; they were clearly remembering their Glee Live days. When it came to the point in the song when Amber let loose in their version, they all turned to her (Darren gestured toward her) and she pretended to sing it. They seemed to have a blast during that song.
Later, when Amber sang “Ain’t No Way,” they were beyond excited—like it was the best thing ever. (Which it was.) They were on the edge of their seats, all very into it.
Darren learned over to say something to his parents about the song, and he did that hand gesture he did in “Night of Neglect” over and over, until he took out his phone and filmed her. Again. (I have to wonder, how many videos does he have of Amber singing “Ain’t No Way”?) He also shouted a big “woo!” during the song. He was on his feet after the song ended.
These two moments stood out for me because it was so clear that the Glee cast really is a family. That they are friends, enjoy spending time together, and they support each other. It made me smile and that smile stayed with me the whole night through.