This year’s Lip Sync lets down viewers
Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 14:10
After a rocky start to Homecoming, with the fraternities originally having been banned from participating in Homecoming, Lip Sync was a smooth and enjoyable event sponsored by Student Activities Council; especially since the ban on the boys was removed the afternoon of the show and most had already realized they probably wouldn’t get to participate. However, there were several things that just aggravated me, and I’m sure others as well, about the way Lip Sync was handled this year.
The theme for Lip Sync was “Peace, Love and the 60’s,” which made for some very entertaining routines from all of the participating parties, but I wish there had been more songs used by the different groups, instead of hearing the same songs in almost all of the performances.
While most of the participants in all of the divisions did really well, I was slightly disappointed with some of the routines. There were some routines that really just looked like they had been thrown together about an hour before show time, and I don’t mean that just for the fraternities who thought they wouldn’t get to participate.
What happened to having huge props? I was hoping for the big, bright back drops that you normally see at Lip Sync and was upset that they limited them to smaller sized props. I understand the reasoning behind it, saying that it would make it quicker between groups performing, but the big back drops are some of the best parts. To see the work put in to them each year is a lot of why some people go to Lip Sync, and I hated to see them taken away from the show this year.
Also, who in the world comes up with some of these outfits for this event? I’m sorry, but seeing fraternity boys in dresses and shorts shorter than mine is not exactly what I call entertaining. I mean, I get that it was from the 60’s, but really, is that completely necessary?
I have to give the groups credit though, it was pretty chilly and with some of the outfits used, I’m sure the people performing were as cold as those of us sitting in the crowds. I know if I were up there in an outfit like some that we saw, I would be freezing. It was also pretty amazing to see what hard work went in to this and realize the amount of time that some of the groups who participated put in to learning their routines and practicing.
I was glad, however, to see all of the Homecoming queen nominees on stage while the votes were being tallied, but would have liked to maybe have them each say a few things about themselves, not just their name and what organization they were from.
In the end, even with all of the things that I didn’t much care for in Lip Sync, it was a really fun experience, and I was glad to have gone and seen the hard work that each group put in to it. I just wish all of the groups had put in that much effort to make it an even better show for the student body.