11/29/08

Gracepoint TC: Hallelujah

Gracepoint Praxis deparment did the following for our grand opening act for our TC. They won the award for "the performance most likely to cause the original composer to turn over in his grave."



After the Thanksgiving Celebration, I heard that the original idea was for them to "take off" their heads at the end of the song, roll it around and throw it down on the ground. That idea got axed before it made it to the stage, thankfully -- or else we would have seen some people faint in the audience. I have no idea what message that decapitation would have communicated that is even remotely related to Handel's Messiah.

6 comments:

Chantal said...

so sad the lights were left on!

Johnny said...

I am sure there was a reason behind it.
We probably wanted to sabotage the performance a little bit, so that the other groups didn’t have to feel the pressure by an overly awesome opening act
Judging by the grossness of the other acts, I guess it wasn’t necessary…

eileen said...

Wasn't there once talk of how TC was just supposed to be enjoyable and how we were aiming to lower the standards?! Those days are gone! On a shock and sickness scale that was like a 9 I'd have to say. I won't say 10 because I'll save that for next year.

My fave I have to admit was Under Pressure by A2F Gold along with those two Korean ahjushees dancing :)

Sue said...

Actually, the original idea was to throw the heads up into the air (much like people do with graduation caps) but we decided it was too traumatizing.

But really, I thought the sheep was far more absurd than anything else...

Jenn said...

Some of the kids got scared during this performance and started crying. Good thing that idea was axed, because who knows how they would have reacted...

Jeongsoo "Jamie" said...

I had PTSD...