Thursday, April 9, 2015

#178 Music to My Ears

According to Wikipedia: Straight No Chaser (SNC) is a professional a cappella group which originated in 1996 at Indiana University. In 2006, a 1998 video of "The 12 Days of Christmas," gained widespread popularity and subsequently led to a five-album record deal with Atlantic Records in 2008. The YouTube video has been viewed over 18 million times.

Last night Rob and I went to the concert on the recommendation of our biking instructor after she succinctly barked (remember, she teaches spinning classes and is a bit intense), "Get tickets, you won't regret it."  And she was right.  We bought tickets last fall to the a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, and sat in awe of this group's talent.  They sang, danced and entertained an almost sellout crowd for over two hours.

Since we knew nothing about this group prior to the evening we were pleasantly surprised at the popularity and the fact that the range of ages in the audience began with teenagers and ended with the "olderagers".  Everyone seemed enamored with the group--us included--and the theatre resounded with their extraordinary voices using popular tunes that we have loved over the years.  The spoof on Broadway shows was especially entertaining (Interchange the word "annoying" for the song, Tomorrow).

A heads up to you if they are in your area; follow the advice of our instructor--"Get tickets." Laughing and music are good for the soul and after an evening of SNC your inner being will feel complete and your outer being will have a satisfying smile on your face.

Thanks for reading # 178 of 7777.

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