Hey guys! The show was great. Here’s the set list…
The Dear Abbeys from Boston University opened with a tribal sounding song that might have been called “Take Me Home,” and “At Last.”
Then Ben Folds came out to let us know there had been a change in the program because the Tufts Beezlebubs had crashed the party. I think they were the current “class” of Bubs and not the group that was on season 1 of the Sing Off. They sang “Let’s Get It Started,” “Teenage Dream,” and “We Are Young.” It was kinda cute because during Teenage Dream the lead singer’s voice cracked which was kind of apt if you think about it.
Both groups were good, but just sounded like your standard college groups.
When BF came out again, he made a joke about it being like a “rock concert slash star trek convention.” Not sure what to make of that, but it made me laugh :)
North Shore sang “Runaround Sue,” “The Lazy Song,” “My Girl,” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” During My Girl, they would drop out to have the audience sing “my girl” and one of them went out into the audience and had a kid sing one of the “my girl”s into the mike.
Delilah sang “Grenade,” “How to Love,” an Alicia Keys medley of “Fallin’” “A Woman’s Worth” and “If I Ain’t Got You,” followed by “Dream On.” They totally killed. Also, one of them (Candace?) is noticeably pregnant (and they referenced it, so I’m not just speculating).
The Dartmouth Aires sang “Club Can’t Handle Me,” “Animal,” “Pinball Wizard,” their Queen medley of “Killer Queen” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “Somebody to Love” followed by "Shout." Before the Queen medley, Clark was so cute. He said something to the audience like “You guys are so great, graciously listening to all the acts while you wait for the real reason you’re here. ME!”
Pentatonix came out singing “Video Killed the Radio Star” and kept singing right into “E.T.” and kept singing right into “Your Love Is My Drug.” Then they sang “Telephone,” “You Da One,” “Somebody That I Used To Know,” “Let’s Get It On,” “Dog Days Are Over,” and “Starship.” They sang Let’s Get It On to Kathy/Cathy that was in a group of fans they called “The Pentaholix.” They said Starship was going to be on their EP. And of course, they were fantastic. When telling people to follow them on Facebook and Twitter, Scott said "We're total Tweet nerds."
BF sang “Zak and Sara,” “Fred Jones Pt. 2,” “One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces.” He played the piano so hard the mike stand on it was shaking. He also said at one point, “I know this is cheating – I have an instrument.”
Since the show was to benefit the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, a chairman (Scott Griffith) and Tom Hamilton from Aerosmith came out to talk about their experiences with cancer and their care at MGHCC.
As a finale, the DA and BF sang “Not the Same” as an a cappella sing along song where they have the audience do the ah-ah harmonizing. During the song, the other groups spread out around the audience and Avi and Kevin stopped in the aisle near us.
Afterwards, we got in line to get a picture with Pentatonix and get their autographs. I told them “You guys never cease to amaze” because I’m a dork. I would have bought a T-Shirt but by the time we got there they didn’t have my size anymore. Which is a good sign for the group I guess! :)
So yeah, great time. I highly recommend it!
Edited by 4815162342, Apr 30, 2012 @ 8:15 AM.