So. Bring It On Central Heats today..
AND WE'RE SECOND PLACE!
So proud of all you girls,
and kudos especially to Milo, Chloe,Rach and Oni..
Your hard work has definately paid off.
The crew's coordination was amazing, no stray limbs
or delayed movements, no pause cause you guys forgot a move,
and no look of confusion as you think of the next move.
Boy, were you guys giving it.
The atmosphere in the stadium was AMAZING;
EVERYONE was cheering everyone on.
Like competitors aren't staring each other down
or sizing up their competition,
but encouraging each other.
Its just such a good place to be, you know?
Reiterating the fact that BIO is the celebration of talent
across the country, and not solely a competition.
The atmosphere certainly helped all performers
who fed off this energy and gave us their best;
and in some cases even injuring themselves cause
they were that hardcore!
Though I must say, the competition was pretty tight;
4th place went to Mount Albert Grammar,
who I thought were great,
cause their crew was mainly made up of white people
(THERE IS NO EASIER WAY TO SAY IT IS THERE?)
who were'nt afraid to be themselves; like their mix
consisted of rock music (Killing In The Name Of) which was really refreshing;
like they're not trying to be who they're not and just use gangsta music, you know?
And gosh they had the tiniest little Justin Bieber look-alike
who they totally exploited and it was so adorable!
so cute when they re-enacted the J-Beebs Baby video.
So yes. A very fitting 4th place.
And oh, their costumes were blue tshirts, gingham vests and black RIPPED skinnies.
How NOT to like?
And in 3rd place, was Onehunga High.
When this was announced, us Epsoms were fully just sitting
there with our mouths hanging open.
Onehunga had costumes and a routine worthy of FIRST PLACE!
Seriously, at this point there was no doubt on all of our minds
that we would'nt even get a placing anymore if Onehunga got third.
(Onehunga's was ah-may-zing. Seriously. Not even exaggerating.
Look away for a second, look back and you'll be lost in translation.
So hypnotic. You just could'nt take you eyes off it, like
their moves were so bizzare that they worked and it made it innovative.
ALTHOUGH THEY DID STEAL OUR INTRO. lol.)
Maybe they got marked down based on their 'death rate'?
(At least 5 of their members were injured and had to be carried off
at the end of the routine.)
And then the MC's announce
"and in second place... .... ...
In the same position as the year before,
The QUEENS OF CENTRAL!"
and us 4 supporters are like "what? who?"
(lol. we are BringItOn virgins you see)
And then our eardrums burst.
Oh dear. Today I discover
Epsom Girls has a very high shrieking ability compared
to other schools.
Boys shriek, don't they?
(You watch the Heineken ad first before you answer me!)
It was only when I hear these estranged cries
(cause oh Alice you funny thing! Dont try cheering while you're crying!)
that I realised we had won. (well also cause the platform was about to
break under all 38 of our girls jumping up and down, lol.)
Ohmygosh. Highlight of my life!!
And I don't think we stopped cheering. Ever.
Not even when Alice and her three friends started sobbing
cause they were so happy, not even when that pretty girl with the fringe
fainted cause she couldn't breathe cause the circle we were making was too small,
not even when Mount Roskill got announced first.
This is definately school spirit at its best,
and I'm sososososososo glad that I got to experience it firsthand. :)
BIASED OPINION UP AHEAD.
I think Epsom looked really good, cause our colour scheme was excellent,
and it may have been simple (Tshirt, shorts, tights) but it was clean yet contrasting,
and didn't take away from the actual dance.
The white gloves REALLY helped too, especially during the tutting,
which was (for once, lol) completely ON TIME, cause it helped the audience
focus on the teenytinymovement.
And Oh. The Thin Lizzy bit was GENIUS.
Noone else had it in their routine, and you could tell everyone was enjoying
themselves during it, and its SO relevant to girls.
*Must remind myself to watch Rach do it. I must laugh at thee. Im sorry. I must.
Our theme was also very clear - Alice In Wonderland connotations were throughout,
and Sara, you are such a sweetie/amazing dancer!
Though I'm sorry we didn't have enough time to give you Alice-like ringlets.
And last but not least, of course, hair and makeup looked outstanding..
WONDER WHO DID IT.
Haha, but nah. I now understand why they wouldn't let us have the freedom
of just teasing everyone's hair but demanded a ponytail instead, cause its just SO MESSY.
Like you're trying to watch a move, and FlickflickFLICK goes hair.
then another exciting move comes up and same thing happens. ==
So yes, our girls with their slicked back quiffs and ponytails looked real clean,
and you could concentrate on what they were doing.
(and also all the black paint on their faces. teehee. SoFunToDo!)
I couldn't imagine a better hair and makeup team to work with!
Ashley, Jaya, Jayali you guys are awesssssooome,
thank you sooo much!
No, the black paint has NOT washed off from my hands..
but SHAME. at least its not on my face!
So, we shall be off to Finals god-knows-when,
and I'm terribly exciteeeed to start this process all over again!
Only with fiercer competition.
Come support Epsoooom at BringItOn finals!
We'd love to see you there.
* also I'll try post the dance vid up :)
oh and pictures of the hair and makeup and rock-up tee and dance-tee!