On February 19th will be one of the spring semester’s largest events: Woo Fest. Organized by Residence Life, Woo Fest is a male talent show in which every act attempts to, you guessed it, woo the ladies of CBU. As employees of the Residence Life office, RA’s are responsible for the majority of the preparation, but for right now the main focus is the tryouts. Only a handful of performances earn the right to perform in front of a crowd 1,500 CBU students, and this year will bring the best of the best. I’ve never joined the ranks of Woo Fest performer, but this year will be different.
Freshman year I grabbed my guitar and sang a cheesy acoustic love song for the judges, and, not surprisingly, they told to try again next year. Two years later my friend, Jericho Taetz, invited me to play guitar for his group that was trying out. His performance, however, is no simple four-chord guitar song. The group is a complete band with piano, drums, percussionist, two basses, a brass section and four singers. I’ve come a long way since those humble beginnings when I nervously auditioned by myself. The band sounds amazing, too, and performing “Life Could be a Dream” by the Coasters will bring some variety to the show.
Regardless how the audition turns out, the male RAs always end the show with one final routine. Last night we all practiced for the first time, and with a completely unbiased opinion, I have to say that you do not want to miss it. There will be dancing, lip-syncing and time travel. No male talent show would be complete without a little dancing. Hope to see you there.