Coffeehouse kicks off Homecoming fun
The gentle strains of strummed guitar chords melted slowly into the last refrain of NSync's "Bye, bye, bye," and applause rolled through Morrell Lounge, echoing to the farthest reaches of the bonfire. Last Friday night's coffeehouse was another indication of the ecclectic and extraordinary talents of Bowdoin students.
Music spanning decades was warbled by bands and soloists alike; TBT's performance of "Monster Mash" sent the crowd into a frenzy, perhaps due to the amusing mask singer Tauwan Patterson '06 was wearing. Dan Schuberth, a very brave first-year, sent people into paroxysms of laughter with his dance routine mimicking the music video of one of NSync's hit songs. Samantha Farrell's '05 and Peter Durning '05 also added their musical talents to the line-up.
Heather Emmons '05 and Kathryn Walker's '05 duet was also a definite crowd-pleaser. As one first-year student recalled, "It was a fantastic montage of contrasting musical talents. It created a nice balance with the hectic atmosphere of the bonfire and chair competition."
Eric Davich's '06 musical talent was also memorable. His musical style and incredible flair made for a great performance. Urses Versus closed out the show with a full set, showing again why the group is a powerhouse on the a cappella scene at Bowdoin. Performing "Tainted Love", the 80's cult favorite, and "Wanting Memories" amongst many other songs, Urses Versus complemented the rest of the acts of the evening quite well.
Poeting, one of the few non-musical acts at the Coffeehouse, recited lyrical words to the crowd, prompting one student observer to say, "All these guys are incredible, I wish I could do that."
The Coffeehouse last week drew not only a wide variety of acts to its stage, but also a diverse group of people as spectators. It was an important opportunity for people to see the immense range of talent that their classmate's have. The evening event probably sent students, faculty, staff, and alumni into the cold night with tunes on their lips, and visions of Dan Schuberth dancing merrily in their heads.