Anyway, looks like 4-Evah made it fun. I wish we could leave it at that, but I'm sure it won't be.
Panel 2: Oh no. Oh seriously no. That's the first time I've ever seen Becky being mean to Shannon one on one (despite the Lynn-worshippers claiming it's happened numerous times). Dang. And Shannon wasn't even in her way. :(
But you know, it's also not the height of cool for LJ to use Shannon in this capacity. Putting "STAFF" on Shannon's shirt is actually a blatant declaration of her role in the strip. She exists for others: to encourage April (and, as Howard points out, so April can lean down to her as if she's five years older than Shannon instead of a year younger), and to be a device for illustrating how terrible Becky is. Becky wasn't just rude; she was rude to a special needs kid!!!
Panel 3: Well, I can hear it now. "Becky's bragging about how famous and important she is!" "No, she's excited about performing at school! If she really had an attitude, she wouldn't be here!" "But she said she's been touring! That's pretentious and wrong!"
Panel 4: Ooh, she said they RULE. Burn the witch! And what's the problem about to arise?
Panel 5: Lost the sound? But she was just talking into the mike. Okay, so here we go. She'll have a meltdown, a diva fit... or, "lost the sound" means she lipsynchs, and she won't be able to, so she'll have to either sing for real (badly, of course, so badly, especially compared to the FVHaP) or she won't perform at all. And April will go after her and comfort her because April is her One True Friend.
Well...as much as I hate the idea of that, if it's the price of never having to hear about Becky again, I can accept it. PLEASE let this be the last we hear of her (after April comes to her emotional rescue, of course.)