This Friday Night: Star Bar; CitiSuper Dessert Bar; Glee 3D

On this horribly windy, rainy and practically schizophrenic Sydney day I headed off from the comfort of my home to the city to meet a friend to watch Glee 3D. I was skeptical because the TV series itself is not so great. But, I'm jumping the gun. Let's go chronologically!

We arrived at the cinema at 6 and lined up to get tickets. My friend thought that there was a session at 6:10. And there was but in Gold Class. So we had some time to kill until the movie session at 7:20. We headed to 2nd level of Star Bar. I've never been to Star Bar before. The 2nd level is spacious and lovely. I had a Hahn Super Dry for $4.90 and my friend had schnitzel and prawns with salad. I forget for how much but less than 20 bucks. I didn't eat because I had already eaten before I left home but oh, how that food was tempting. Looked so good!

For dessert we headed to that relatively new, I guess, Asian supermarket Citisuper. They also sell crepes and dorayaki. Dorayaki, according to wiki, "is a type of Japanese confection, а red bean pancake which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from castella wrapped around a filling of sweet red bean paste." Citisuper has 4 different fillings: chocolate, red bean, custard and (I THINK) green tea. My friend wanted a crepe but he wasn't confident that he'd finish it before the movie started. It's 1 for $3, 2 for $5 and 4 for something ... I didn't remember and my photo doesn't capture that last price! They were bigger than I thought they would be and much more filling. It's sandwich like and I was worried the filling was just going to leak all over my hands. The combination of the warm pancake and the cold custard was so amazing. Just what I wanted. So we stood at the entrance of Town Hall station finishing off our dorayaki. The photo I took of mine was blurry. So just use the example next to Doraemon for your reference. It looks so much better than that though. XDD


Glee in 3D was so much better than I thought it would be. I am not up to date with series but I don't think you really need to be as long as you know basically the characters and the relationships. Darren Criss is so good live. So is Lea Michele, Amber Riley and the girl that plays Santana whose name escapes me at the moment. The actress who plays Brittany is such an AMAZING dancer. Though, I thought her outfit for her solo was probably not appropriate for an all ages concert. There were children there!

Concert movies work best for 3D. I really don't like 3D for high concept films. I think it's unnecessary. BUT for concert movies it works so well. The confetti, the streams, the crowd, the performers ... it's worth it. I see the value of 3D because you feel more a part of it. In other films, it seems kinda useless. It's not really for any particular effect. For concerts it makes you feel like you're there. I so wish Arashi had a concert 3D movie. That would just be amazing. The closest I'd probably ever get.

It's not just performances, it's interspliced with interviews of fans and in particular a mini-documentary on 3 specific Glee fans. Glee, is not life altering to me. My high school experience was not really clique focused in the way that American high schools seem to be. So, I didn't particularly have a complex about being popular and accepted. I wasn't popular. Maybe I was a nerd but no one hassled me or teased me about it. It just wasn't how my school was. At least to me.

Watching it with a crowd makes all the difference to your experience of this movie. People gasped, sang along, clapped. Made watching it so much better. And this kid ... stay for the credits! Oh, is this a spoiler? Ah, who cares. He's so cute!

  • Find Star Bar at 600 George Street, Sydney.

  • Find CitiSuper Dessert Bar by Teamo at 580 George Street (HSBC Centre), Shop LG 09, Lower Ground Level, Sydney. 

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