Fall Roll 2012!
DAY 1: October 5, 2012
HIT girls assemble at the Bank of America parking lot, suitcases in hand. Kate reviews the itinerary, and we all pile into cars. I had the privilege of riding in a van with snacks and dubstep enthusiasts. Once you’ve heard a mash-up of Biggie Smalls and Andrea Bocelli, you’ve pretty much lived your life. Many thanks to Hope, the one above who looks like she’s about to challenge the photographer to a rap battle, for introducing me to this genre.
After driving miles on miles on miles, we finally arrive at the University of Delaware to hang with the Ychromes!! As is our grand a cappella mixer tradition, we demanded a sing-off. They were reluctant at first, but we wouldn’t take no for an answer.
One of our new girls, Rachel Mink, is from Delaware and lives fifteen minutes away from campus (grounds), so her parents were wonderful enough to open their home to us for the night!
The next morning, we woke up and were treated to a delicious Panera’s breakfast by the Minks! Did I mention they provided STARBUCKS COFFEE too?!? Yeah. They deserve their own statues or something. Before leaving for our gig, we performed three songs for Rachel’s parents, who teared up while recording us.
The next part of our trip was perhaps the most exciting! We had the privilege of singing at the wedding of one of our founding members!! See above post for more info!
That night, we headed down to Virginia Tech to sing with Juxtaposition! Tech might be our rival school, but we were able to set aside our differences and had a blast with the boys! It was a great opportunity to bond with our newnews, who were experiencing the wonders of fall roll for the first time.
After two exciting nights of a cappella shenanigans, the ladies of Hoos in Treble returned home with the idealistic goal of being productive for the remaining reading days. Some delayed this reality check and opted to prolong their car ride back!
I always enjoy chilling with these ladies, but this year’s Fall Roll exceeded my wildest expectations! Thanks again YChromes and Juxtaposition!!
You can check out their groups here:
Virginia Tech: Juxtaposition
University of Delaware: YChromes
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-YChromes/87444147585
Make sure you “like” their pages!