To kick off the Halloween weekend PLNU’s male acapella group Pointless hosted their first concert of the year “ACAPOCALYPSE” at the Crill Performance Hall on October 29, 2016. They were joined by a capella groups from all over San Diego. With a full house the event was nothing short of spectacular.
Pointless kicked off the concert with a prayer follow by a rendition of the star-spangled banner. The hosts, Heritage Ganasi and Billy Hoffman, entertained the audience with quirky jokes and fun facts before introducing the first group, PLNU’s female a capella group Key of Sea. They overpowered the crowd with their renditions of Taylor Swift’s “Shake it off”, Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” and Sia’s “Elastic Heart.”
The next group to take the stage was Acamazing, a coed a cappella group from UCSD; their repertoire consisted of contemporary pop songs. Daughters of Triton were up next, a female group also from UCSD. They enamored the audience with their pop rock mashup and smooth choreography.
Next up were the Sirens of State, a female a capella group hailing from SDSU. The crowed loved their 80’s mashup of songs “Call Me” by Blondie, “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar and “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett.
PLNU sophomore, Andrea Arellano a managerial and organizational communication major loved the concert. “It showed different voices from our school and other schools coming together. I loved listening to the various styles of music that each group brought.” Arellano admitted that “Pointless and Acamazing were my favorite.”
One highlight from the night was the Beat Boxing Competition. One member from each group came on stage to battle it out. Only three people made it to the final round. The audience decided on the winner. The crowd went wild for each participant but it was Lea Magro from Daughters of Triton who won first prize, a treasure chest with an orange colored tie.
Shortly after the next group, After School Special, an a capella group from the colleges of Claremont, Calif. went on stage. Their repertoire consisted of slow versions of contemporary pop and R&B songs. Next up was Preposterone a male a capella group from SDSU. They performed a wide variety of genres and had full dance choreography.
The last group to perform was non-other than Pointless who performed contemporary pop songs and the PLNU’s mission statement. For their last song, Pointless asked past members who were in the audience to join them on stage to perform the theme song of Footloose. The hall erupted with cheers from the audience. PLNU junior, Izzy Reafsnyder who majors in International studies says that “the concert was great. Pointless was my favorite group and the beat boxing was so much fun.”
Pointless president Jacob Euhus a senior majoring in accounting says the night exceeded any expectation that he had,”We sold out tonight, no past Pointless group has done that for the first concert. It was like seeing Hamilton. All the groups that came out were amazing.” With a packed house the concert was truly one for the books for PLNU.