Next up was the star everyone had been waiting for: Darren Criss, who plays Blaine Anderson (a gay high school student) on Glee, a very popular Fox musical comedy-drama series. It was quite an emotional show for him, as he attended the University of Michigan, graduating in 2009. He talked a lot to his fans, in conversation style, and it was remarkable how he could make every single person in the theatre feel special even though there were so many of them. He spoke of his wonderful times in Wolverine town and of the songs he wrote here; the people he met are still his friends today. Criss even invited a girl (who was celebrating her 21st birthday), in the front row, up onto the stage! He was all about connecting with his fans and the people of his university town; it made for a personal tribute to Ann Arbor. He performed for roughly 2 and a half hours with some well-known tunes, but also some private, lesser known songs that were about beginnings, college, and Ann Arbor. All in all, he put his heart and soul into this mind-blowing, emotional performance. It was a fantastic atmosphere of harmony, people, excitement, and fun in Ann Arbor’s historic 1928 theatre.