File under Reason No. 654 I love this school:
Impromptu arch sings!
At around 11 p.m. last night, a group of distinguished looking men clustered in Blair Arch and began doling out classics like “Tigertone Blues,” “Danny Boy,” and “I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends.” They sang to no one, save themselves. Eventually, one student stopped, then two, then a crowd. Whispering ensued: What was going on? Just who were these men?
Answer: The Nassoons, circa 1975-81.
They had flown in from around the world, including Minnesota, Tokyo, and Moscow, to reunite with some of their closet friends from college.
“That guy — see, over there,” Bob Peskin ’78 pointed, “he was kind of a space cadet in college. We joke that he’s from Mars.”
Peskin and his friends had gathered as part of the larger Nassoons reunion taking place this weekend. Founded in 1941, the Nassoons host shows on campus every five years, and this year, over 200 alums are expected for the huge (and free!) 70th anniversary show scheduled for Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in Taplin Auditorium.
“You should come! If you stay the whole time, you can see how the songs have changed from generation to generation,” Peskin said. Many of the alums no longer sing nor dance, he added, so while all groups meet up to rehearse their scales and jazz squares on Friday, the best part of the show is watching which groups have their act together, and which ones don’t.
So how is his class doing? Take a look yourself:
Thanks to Lauren Zumbach ’13 for the video.