Hey everyone! I thought I would share a little story about my experience participating in Songfest last week.
Growing up, my dad used to tell me stories about his experience when he attended USC. One of the fondest memories he had was taking part in Songfest, which is an event where different organizations choreograph skits and compete in Bovard Auditorium to raise money for Troy Camp. When I heard that my sorority was going to take part in this, I immediately put my name on the participation list. I could not wait to see what my dad was so hyped up about!
My sorority paired up with a fraternity, and we created a skit called “Bromeo and Juliet”, which is a 21st century spin on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The theme for Songfest was “When We Were Young” with all songs pertaining to the 90s. We were given the songs Boom Boom by the Vengaboys, Genie in a Bottle by Christina Aguilera, and Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice. We incorporated these into our script and choreographed hysterical dance moves to go along with them. After countless hours of rehearsing, it finally came the day to perform. We all were so excited to get to show everyone what we had put together. As we entered the stage and the curtains opened, I was thrilled to see what a great turnout there was. Even better, the crowd seemed to love our performance as they clapped along and laughed at our jokes. In the end, we did not take the prize, but our director did win Best Director. Regardless of the outcome, we were all so proud of ourselves and had a blast participating. I cannot wait until next year to see what the new pledge class comes up with! Fight On!