Tuesday, October the 14th, 2003

Oh my god. I’m almost in tears. (In a moved, happy sort of way). This group that performed at the end of the conference banquet, the Amazing Blue, sung extremely well. I’m usually like the the filthy critic when it comes to commenting about (other) singers, but these people were just so awesome. They were different, young, fresh, had awesome voice modulation …

I can’t even begin to describe their awesomeness. (I don’t mean to abuse that line, it’s just, the way I feel about things at the moment.) I can’t believe the first time I actually bought theater tickets to a non-movie thing, and it happens to be clashing with the day AND TIME this group performs next at Rackham. Hmm, will have to investigate a bit and find out when and where they’re up next. It will be totally worth it.

This people, was the highlight of the conference. 15 minutes before they came on, it was the dessert. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. (Actually come to think of it, eating stuff as rich as that will result in death, heaven’s another story). The banquet meal was nice too, nicer cause you know you got to choose it :). Being one of the only vegetarians around has its perks.

Also got to meet a bunch of wisc mad grad students at the banquet. Fun people, and now they’ve made me want to design and print cool business cards. Why you say? No reason, just for coolness’ sake. Why not? I say.

And I can’t believe I’ve wasted so much time not being a patron of music theater. Also need to find out from Eric when the music school people do their thing. I imagine that will be very good too.

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6 Responses to “Just returned from the banquet”

  1. Swechcha says:

    Amazing blue are beautiful.Totally.

  2. harish says:

    You’ve heard them? And not mentioned them before. How could you?

  3. anita says:

    i love college a cappella! used to go here in berkeley all the time…never got around to catching any of michigan’s groups. but, i just love it. i was obsessed with it when i was a student, hated to miss a single show. i must find someone to start going to these things with again…

  4. harish says:

    I totally get the reason for the obsession. Oh my god they sounded fabulous. This is one thing I do hope I get addicted to, in a non-stalkery way.

  5. anita says:

    definitely try to attend some of the competitions next semester. they have a national championship…regional quarter- and semi-finals, and then the finals are in new york in may i think. i’ve always wanted to go…

  6. wahgnube says:

    Yes, if one group was this good, I can imagine how the better ones in the competition will be.

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