Just got back from the So You Think You Can Dance 7 Tour, which was just at the First Mariner Arena in Baltimore.
Part of the opening number.
We had decent seats on the side, but not so good that I could get any pictures where you could see faces. The dancing was unbelievable, but the only beef I had was with faces. For all the video screens they had behind the stage, you’d think they’d focus on the stuff you couldn’t see from the back and sides… They should have had the cameras zoomed in on the dancer’s faces, especially at the end when they stood still to bow and soak in the applause.
But really it’s just a quibble.
There was no Cat Deeley sighting either, although she was there on the video screen during the clips, plus they had her voice recorded for introductions.
I don’t know enough about dancing to provide any coherent critique of the show, nor do I have the memory to recall which people did which dances, with whom. Mostly, I just enjoyed watching the hot dancer chicks. The thing about these dancers is that they’re not these stick-thin ballerina types. These girls have thighs that can crack walnuts.
Season 7 Champion, Lauren, and runner up, Kent.
The sheer athleticism necessary to dance these kinds of dances is just amazing. My favorite bit of the evening was when 3 of the best hip hop dancers came out and took turns just tearing it up. They could freeze in the most unbelievable positions, holding themselves up off the stage with one hand. These dudes made John Travolta in his prime look like a zombie.
Anyway, it was a solid 2 and a half hour show. It did get draggy a bit… it’s like when they have the 2-hour shows on TV. Round about and hour and a half in, I start to check my watch because I’ve had enough.
Worst part of the night was that I was sitting next to a human beach ball, so I had to kind of hang over on Pinky’s side. Got to be a little crampy after a while.
Rather than try to think of a clever way to end, I’m just going to throw in one more picture and go to bed. The time to make the donuts comes early…
One of the ensemble dance numbers, a Bollywood routine.