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1. When you do your favorite song for your show and by the end of the season you hate it.
2. Getting annoyed when people don’t use proper diction, no matter what they’re singing.
3. When you realize the glitter is not going to come off. Ever.
4. When you’re about to go on stage and you suddenly notice the gaping run in your tights.
5. When people think show choir is exactly like what they do on Glee.
6. When you’re doing a costume change and your dress refuses to zip.
7. Realizing you actually enjoy the smell of hairspray in the morning.
8. When you have to wear your stage makeup to school, and everyone asks why you look like a hooker.
9. When people think that if a guy is in show choir he’s automatically gay.
10. When you lose all of your really good seniors at the end of the year.
11. Not being able to sing anything without making ridiculous facials.
12. Not having a life February through March because you have competitions every weekend.
13. Realizing you are never going to be able to get the songs in your show out of your head.
14. When you realize that show choir is the main topic of about 75% of your conversations.
15. When Glee does one of the songs in your show.
16. When your poof falls despite the 10 gallons of hairspray you sprayed on it.
17. When the freshman are too afraid to get freaky with their glittery selves.
18. When you sing harmony parts and non-choir geeks look at you like you’re jesus.
19. When you’re singing and dancing in the hallway and people give you death stares.
20. Realizing you have absolutely no problem walking around the dressing room barely clothed.
21. That special hairspray and makeup smell that seems to cover everything you own.
22. Buying bobby pins for a performance and having them all disappear after about 5 mins.
23. When you realize you’re okay with changing in front of complete strangers.
24. People who don’t understand how to walk quietly in character shoes.
25. “Sorry, I can’t. I have show choir.”
26. When one person in the choir gets a cold and suddenly everyone’s sick.
27. It sounds really good, until you try and dance it.
28. Trying to hold conversations with people who aren’t in show choir, and realizing you have nothing to talk about.
29. Not having enough room in the choir room for all your trophies.
30. When a girl steps on your foot in character shoes during a performance and you have to “smile to match the intensity of the pain.”
31. Hitting a wrong move and dropping your facials (not that any of us have ever done that…)
32. You’ve shared deodorant with nearly everyone in your choir.
33. People who never know their part and just sing the melody instead.
34. People who don’t practice full out.
35. Those days when nobody will focus and you end up getting nothing done.
36. Breathing more aerosol than oxygen on competition days.
37. When your choir director slowly gets more and more insane as competition season creeps closer.
38. That one section of the dance where you always hit the people around you.
39. People who ask “If you like it so much, why do you always complain about it?”
40. The crazy stuff all that stage makeup does to your skin during competition season.
41. When you get your new costumes and they’re the ugliest things you’ve ever seen.
42. When you take out your bobby pins and your hair stays in place because you used to much hairspray.
43. All the drama.
44. Getting really stressed before a performance or competition.
45. Weekend practices.
46. That point in the season where you know your music/routine better than your director does.
47. Those days when rehearsals are hell because everyone is cranky &/or mad at each other.
48. People who are always off count.
49. People who don’t understand that “sing softly” does not mean “everyone but your special snowflake self sing softly.”
50. The realization that show choir people are crazy, glittery, bitches.
51. Combing out your poof and scraping off your makeup after a competition or performance.
52. Not having enough room on your stage, but still having to dance full out.
53. When you’re at competitions and everyone’s been awake for so long that they no longer have boundaries.
55. Rival schools.
56. When your dress has lost all its sequins by the last performance.
57. Not being able to find your costume during a costume change.
58. When you have to perform in front of your school and everyone hates it, but you have to smile anyway.
59. Waking up at three in the morning before competition so you have to time to curl your hair and get ready.
60. Slowly starting to hate your setlist.
61. Last minute choreography changes.
62. Costume changes that are way too short.
63. Being really sore after a hard practice day or competition.
64. When you graduate and you miss being in show choir.
65. When your choir has no funding, so you can’t get nice costumes and props like some other groups.
66. People who don’t work hard.
67. Having to wear your character shoes for hours and feeling like your feet are going to fall off.
68. You leave a trail of sequins and glitter everywhere you go.
69. That one song with impossible lyrics.
70. Thinking your choir is really good… until you actually go to competition.
71. Horrific alto parts.
72. Pretty girls in other choirs that you have to compete with for boys.
73. Having to switch partners half way through the season.
75. When your partner is too weak to lift you so you have to throw yourself into the air.
76. Having to restage the whole show because people get injured or quit.
77. When you mess up and you know there’s no way the judges didn’t see.
78. When you’re trying to change costumes and people will not get out of the way.
79. During competition season, sleep is no longer a necessity.
80. When your curls are all kinds of messed up by the time you perform.
81. Doing your show for the last time.
82. That one song no one knows the facials for, so you just end up looking happy and vaguely confused.
83. Show choir hangovers.
84. When guys don’t’ want to join show choir because it’s “too gay.”
85. When other groups have the same song as you.
86. *During practice* “where are we? Are we at the end of the ballad? What’s happening? Wait, what are we doing right now?”
87. Having to carry your section vocally because they’ve decided that singing out is not a priority.
88. When you spend hours on spacing and it’s still messed up.
89. Combo and tech crew not getting the recognition they deserve.
90. Having to work for once in your slothful existence.
91. Not being able to count past eight after practice.
92. When your group is clean and sounds good but your band has no idea what they’re doing.
93. Really long bus rides on the way to competitions.
94. That one soloist who is incapable of singing on pitch.
95. Altos who sing the soprano part an octave lower instead of their part.
96. Performing when you feel like crap.
97. Being in the back for most of the show.
98. That point in the season when all you do in practice is drill the show over and over.
99. Being the first group on.
100. When you really have to cough or sneeze during your ballad.
101. Sequins are actually tiny little knives sent to cut up your arms.
102. Rushing to get your hair and makeup done before you have to perform.
103. Wanting to kill everyone by the end of the season.
104. When the season ends and you realize you have no idea what to do with your weekends.
105. The final concert where everyone just cries.
106. Costume malfunctions.
107. When you fall and then have to keep going like nothing happened.
108. That moment of pure terror that happens right before you go on stage.
109. Having really weird choreography.
110. Getting blinded by your fake eyelashes in the middle of a performance.
111. Getting groped during a lift.
112. Early morning competitions.
113. Cliques within the show choir.
114. Slippery risers.
115. Placing worse than you did last competition.
116. The long, anxious wait for show choir season to start.
117. Being a senior and coming to the sad realization that this is your last time doing everything.
118. Feeling like death after choreography camp.
119. People who have the attention span of a squirrel.
120. When soloists get cocky. Really cocky.
121. When your director is on his man period… everyday.
122. People who don’t get that if they can see the audience, the audience can see them.
123. When the person in front of you feels the need to dance right in front of you.
124. There is no show choir in college.
125. When John Burroughs’ Powerhouse makes you want to cry.
126. During rehearsals: “I have all of you.” Last competition: “I LOVE YOU GUYS AND I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S OVER AND-“
127. When people keep quitting show choir after the season has already started.
128. When your director informs you that you’re not doing a holiday set this year because you don’t have time.
129. When your dance shoes are so worn out that they break before competition season even starts.
130. When jocks complain about how their sport takes up 25% of their school year and you laugh because show choir takes up 100%.
131. Seeing a show you dislike at every competition.
133. When non-show choir people say you don’t sweat.
134. Getting a new director and/or choreographer.
135. When your costumes come in and nothing fits you.
136. Being involved in the performing arts in an athletics-dominated school.