The last show was just so much fun. We all knew the choreo. We all knew the moves. It was just about having fun and performing. Realizing that it’s the last show of the year…and just putting your all into it. And indeed we did. We had a blast. Alot of BodyHype alumni was there as well….and they were quite rowdy. The entire show was non stop cheers, chants, and hoots. Someone was always saying “body body”…..and the crowd would join together to finish it off saying “hype hype.” It was so much fun. There were also alot of drunk people in the crowd which made for some interesting loud commentaries and funny moments. Tonight was something special.
BodyHype is alot of fun. Some of the best friends i’ve made at Princeton are people in BodyHype. I’m really glad I got into it. It’s been a fabulous experience thus far. We spend so much time together that it seems almost impossible to not appreciate one another and learn from their experiences, backgrounds and beliefs. Asians. African-Americans. Latins. Whites. Jewish. Protestant. Catholic. Atheist. Etc. People of all different religious backgrounds are represented. People of all different ethnic backgrounds are represented. I’ve come to be friends with some amazing people. Some dudes on the company are gay. I’ve gotten to know one of them pretty well. We’ve had some great conversations about what his views on life are…and what mine are. We’ve shared life stories and experiences. We’re open with eachother and we talk about what we believe….what makes us tick….and what we ultimately want in life. Sometimes we agree with eachother. Sometimes we don’t. But we respect eachother and for the most part we’re able to understand eachother….trying to see from the other’s perspective. And that’s the beauty of it all. Appreciating differences. Learning from eachother. Growing as individual because of it.
BodyHype is a smorgasboard of all sorts of different people. The diversity makes it so much fun. There is something to learn from everyone. There is something to love about everyone. Though we are all so different…at the same time it’s amazing how similar we all are. We are all brothers and sisters…battling through life…..trying to survive….trying to excell…..often times facing the same temptations…the same struggles….the same weaknesses. We all seek happiness. We all seek victory. We all seek some sort of special oasis at the horizon…that sometimes never seems to get closer. Some reach it quicker. Some reach it slower. But we all seem to be on some sort of common path seeking for a better tomorrow…yet at the same time cherishing the special moments that NOW have to offer.
BodyHype has been alot of fun. Not merely because of the dancing…but as i’ve said…it’s because of the people. It’s a family. As we did our usual pre-show chants and cheers backstage…..since it was the last show there was a time where the seniors were able to give their last words. It was very similar to what I experienced in high school with sports teams. After the last game of the season….as a senior….i’d have a chance to speak up and share my feelings, reflections with the rest of the team. Tears were shed. Emotions were shared. It was a special moment. Tonight was the same thing…except it was with dance. And it wasn’t me giving my last words…cuz i’m just a freshman….rather….it was Z, Marisa, and Kris. It was a special moment. Tears were shed by many. It was their absolute last performance as a Princeton student. So you could imagine how emotional it could be.
Repeating again…the last show tonight was amazing. The entire year with BodyHype has been a blast. I love to dance. I love BodyHype. And I love my fellow bodyhypers. That’s really all there is to it. Nuff said.
Here are a couple pics from today. Not many….like I said before. Once I get pics from other bodyhypers….i’ll have alot more to share. But this will have to do for now.
p.s. holy smokes….I have a gazillion emails that I still need to respond to…