If you ever want to attend a truly amazing a cappella concert, you have to attend the United Way A Cappella concert in Bailey Auditorium. This year’s concert featured 13 of Cornell’s a cappella groups and a guest appearance from Kinetic and One Love. This being my first a cappella concert, I loved hearing 2 songs from each group. With an announcer who was enthusiastic, humorous, and extremely entertaining the two and a half hour show was amazing. I mean, when a concert starts out with “You’ve Got a C” by the Hangovers, you know you are in for a good night.
http://hangovers.com/media/media.html (and check out their version of “You’ve Got a C”). I loved hearing Hearsay sing less popular songs too-especially since I learned some songs that I want to download! Then, to top it all off, Kinetic and One Love made a guest appearance. The two members of this group are both Cornell graduates and are remembered for the lyrics they wrote and had become the second most popular song in the nation this summer: Airplanes (sung by B.O.B). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8ZAUAPbD2E Here’s their latest song, once again based on life in Ithaca and at Cornell.
So if you’re ever looking for musical mischief on a Friday night, find it at an a cappella concert!