My older daughter actually auditioned for the Boston episode. Now in retrospect, I'm glad she didn't make it, but her college buddy Kameelah (and now a big time OBGYN) did! (pictured center under the "Boston sign" on the firetruck)
To me, the best was the San Francisco episode with Pedro, Rachael & Puck! That's when I really got hooked!
But as the site says...it all started in New York with episode one!