Vocal Point Concert

16 Apr

This past Saturday night, we left the little boys with a babysitter while my husband took me and my two daughters to Colorado Springs to see Vocal Point, BYU’s outstanding a cappella men’s ensemble. They were absolutely fabulous! The group opened the concert with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Watching nine nerdy white guys in ties doing some of those characteristic dance moves we all associate with that song was highly amusing! For over an hour, we enjoyed good, clean entertainment and professional talent. My older son would have definitely enjoyed the five-minute long demonstration of b-boxing by one of the singers (which for those of you who don’t know, is the skill of making percussive sounds with the voice). 

Unfortunately, the fire alarm went off toward the end of the program. The bemused audience exited the auditorium and huddled together outside the building while a spring snowfall enveloped us. Without missing a beat, Vocal Point jumped up on some concrete benches and entertained us with a rousing rendition of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” until we had the all-clear to go back inside.

We thought about leaving to go home at that point, but I’m glad we decided to stay for the finale. The last song was “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire (one of my personal favorites). One of the Vocal Point members yelled out, “Don’t fight the dance!” just before they started singing. And before long, the entire audience was up out of their seats clapping and dancing in the aisles–myself and my daughters included. We just couldn’t resist the beat. It was so much fun to get out, enjoy some great music, and have some daughter-parent bonding time with with our girls.

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2 Responses to “Vocal Point Concert”

  1. Teensie Doodle April 17, 2008 at 8:53 pm #

    Hey Lis!

    I love your blog! The Vocal Point Concert sounds awesome! Sarah wrote about it a little on her blog. It sounds really cool. I love how you put the video of Vocal Point doing Thriller. So cool! Talk to you later. 🙂

    Naomi

  2. sassyquilter April 18, 2008 at 10:34 am #

    It’s nice to see that good entertainment still exists! Let us know next time they are performing 🙂

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