The show was two hours long so we all had to do a lot of preparation... both mentally and physically.
Physically we attended an anime convention and were awake for far too many hours over the course of the weekend. We sustained ourselves with junk food and soda. This is rigorous training so don't attempt this type of training without first consulting your doctor.
Mentally we meditated on eternal questions like, does "Moo ichido" better translate as "again" or "one more time"? And what Disney would do with the Ghibli films.
At last... we were READY!