Reason #65: After-Parties
The lead up to a good a cappella shows generally calls for week’s of intensive preparation, the likes of which spectators will never fully know. It’s a time for hard work, a time of stress. Then there’s the show itself—the actualization of all of that potential, the pay-off to all that hard work. Then there’s the after-party.
A cappella after parties offer an opportunity for a group of people who have grown closer for all of the hard work they’ve put in together to kick back and enjoy one another’s company. Better yet, it’s a chance to welcome group supporters—the significant others, friends, and family—into the fold, not to mention fans. Better yet, if a guest group performed at the show, or if it was a multi-group competition, it’s a great opportunity to get to know a new group of people who share a passion for music, but who come from another place altogether.
After-parties are all about intra- and inter-group community building, relaxing, and having a good time off the stage with your brothers and sisters in song.
I love it!