So, I had quite a musical weekend. First, on Friday night, a group of talented productions put on the Rocky Horror Picture Show! They do the show once a semester, with a different cast each time. It’s a great way to introduce students to the fun traditions in a safe environment, as well as being yet another incredible performance opportunity.
Then Saturday night was quite the musical event! First was A Cappella Fest, an annual fundraiser Muhlenberg hosts where all the proceeds go to the Allentown School District to help fund music programs. Each of Muhlenberg’s six a cappella groups performed, as well as guest groups from around the country, including The Gw Vibes, Lafayette Chorduroys, Vocal Point, Deep Treble, Extreme Key, Orange Appeal, and Off the Record. Each group showed uniqueness in strengths and styles, and solidarity in love of and talent for music.
After a cappella fest, it was time for the Aaron Carter concert! Yes, it’s not a joke, Aaron Carter (think of the song “I Want Candy”) actually performed at Muhlenberg! The event was announced on April Fool’s day, but the early 2000′s pop sensation did actually appear. He was a great performer who could still sing quite well. I had an absolutely fantastic time!
Last, throughout the weekend, I had a special guest: my boyfriend! He goes to a big state school back home, but he came to visit for the weekend. As it was his first time seeing any of our a cappella choirs, he was really impressed! He also enjoyed Aaron Carter and Muhlenberg in general! It was great to share my home with him, and I’m so glad he had a good time. But really, at Muhlenberg, how could you not?
Well, it was a fantastic weekend filled with music, laughter, and plenty of good times! Basically, it was a typical weekend at ‘Berg.