Batman: As I arrived in my Batmobile, I saw a dense cloud of black blanketing the amphitheater. I felt at home, but I think it could have been a bit darker for my taste.
Robin: While swinging in I almost tripped over those rubber strings over the tarp on the grass. What were those for?
B: I walked around the scene surveying the blackness, but it began to blow away just as I was about to enjoy the deco. However I did like the checkerboard tarp.
R: I spotted Sandy’s cutout and I liked what I saw, along with the rest of the Grease cast.
B: I was lured to the amphitheater by the sweet voice of a Junior singing “2012”.
R: The siren’s enchanting voice soothed me, but the spell broke as the song dragged onwards. Poised artistically behind the singer was a brilliant backdrop with “Greased Lightnin’ Juniors” driving through 2012.
B: Yeah, I could tell they spent a lot of quality time on it. Danny Zucko’s entrance really impressed me with his suave moves and spunky attitude.
R: I especially liked the students’ leather jackets. I need to get one ASAP.
B: I didn’t know the students’ names, but the colors they wore made it easy to see which class each person represented.
R: Forget the students! I couldn’t stop looking at that gorgeous girl Sandy.
B: At the “assembly” I was blown away by the one-man, or should I say one-woman airband. The skilled baton twirler definitely pleased the crowd.
R: In response, the Juniors went wild showing their powerful spirit. The other classes joined in to amplify the cheering.
B: Even though the balloons were raining down on me, I did enjoy the random bursts of dancing from the cast.
R: I don’t think it was fair how Danny Zucko managed to solve almost every problem by himself. I wished the other classes had a bigger role in helping to win the road race. I think that’s what it was? Or was it the dance?
B: The Juniors definitely spiced up their airbands with numerous pop culture references and even featured Korean pop music.
R: My mind was boggled by the constant hip thrusting in the boys’ booty dance. I felt awkward at times even though I enjoyed the “Dora” backpack reference.
B: The character Cha-cha piqued my interest with her spicy performance despite being a villain. Her acting along with the voice over was convincing.
R: I thought she was one scary lady, but I’m glad Sandy simply danced her way to victory and her way into Danny’s heart.
B: The partner swing dance brought an interesting new flavor to the airbands even though there were a few missteps.
R: I also enjoyed the variety of airbands like the jazz routine, the unity Tahitian dance, and the explosive girls’ hip-hop. The performances flowed smoothly along with the skit.
B: Finally Greased Lightnin’ was revealed and now I’m considering a flaming paint job on my Batmobile.
R: The magical shrinking and the removal of those beautiful flames from Greased Lightin’ at the road race confused me. What happened to the car’s spiffiness?
B: I’m glad Mission, or rather Danny Zucko, drove to victory. Although I’m not sure what the other classes were doing at that time.
R: We also managed to win the Homecoming game with a score of 20 to 12!
B: After the skit the girls’ hip hop dance provided an electrifying performance leading to a solid ending.
R: The Juniors responded with multiple screams, but I was expecting a deafening roar which came later for the closing dance number instead.
B: This year’s solid performance showcases strong talent from the Junior class, which will carry into next year’s Homecoming.
R: I’ll definitely swoop in next year to watch again.
Check back this weekend for video footage on Junior Day provided by MSJTV. The full Homecoming DVD with behind-the-scenes features will be available for purchase.