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Weekend: Pretty Awesome, Actually

April 11, 2011   

There was a lot to do, last weekend!

If you've been keeping up with my journals, you know that I'm kind of an a cappella addict.  This past weekend had two a cappella concerts, you guys!  I saw the Hamiltones on Friday, who were amazing as usual.  And I'm not afraid to admit that my favorite of the whole night was "Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi."  It was also wonderful, as always, to see my friends Emily and Nico perform.  I'm sure you've all read Nico's journal entries, right?  If you haven't, you should go do that!  After you finish reading this one, though.

On Saturday, Duelly Noted invited the University of Buffalo's "Buffalo Chips" to come sing!  Duelly had doubled in size since the last time I saw them, but since I'm not really a musical person, I can't properly explain how this changed their sound.  I'm going to call it "epic," though.  That's a musical term, right?  Epic?  I mean, they did Britney Spears better than Britney Spears does!  The Buffalo Chips were great, too, singing everything from Cee Lo Green to Jason Mraz.  Duelly Noted finished up with a sketch about the Oregon Trail (y'know, the computer game you played in the 4th grade) that included a wagon race, a Katy Perry/Ke$ha mashup and, of course, dysentery.  I was thoroughly impressed.

I also made my way over to the Alumni Gym for the korfball tournament.  Korfball is this sport that started in the Netherlands, and a couple of folks have started a club here!  It's like, really polite co-ed basketball.  Anyway, the korfers (korf players? korfinators?) at Hamilton invited people from all across the country to play korfball with them, which is kind of awesome.  Apparently, korfball is pretty big in the Netherlands, Austria, Great Britain, Barcelona, and even Taiwan and China!  Events like this always amaze me - it just goes to show that if Hamilton students are passionate about something, they'll make it happen!

Speaking of Hamilton students making things happen, a bunch of folks put together a silent disco last Saturday.  A silent disco is when everybody downloads a playlist onto their iPod beforehand, goes to a specific location, and hits 'play' at the same time.  Pretty cool, right?  Facebook says over 1,000 people showed up, so, y'know, no big deal.

All in all, I'd say my weekend was pretty successful.  Except now the weekend is over, and as always, there's schooling to be done.  Until next time!

This entry's Shout Out goes to Emily Archer, Nico Keller Sarmiento, Andrea Wrobel, and Gabe Mollica.  Nice work in your respective concerts, everybody!