AcaVids 4-15-14: BOSS 2014

This past weekend was the Boston Sings (BOSS) 2014 festival, and I was very disappointed to be missing it for the first time. Luckily, a few attendees were able to snag some video highlights for those of us who were unable to attend.

The primary honoree for the weekend, recipient of the CASA Lifetime Achievement Award, was the very deserving Rockapella. I’ve seen them at least 15 times (though not in recent years), and my group even opened for them when they came up to Potsdam, NY back in 2000. We met them in a special event that weekend and backstage (only Scott and Jeff remain from that iteration of the group), and they were kind, gracious, and supportive. They are legends, and this video is worth a few minutes of your time.

Next up, two performers from the Friday night competition who were making waves on Twitter.

FSU’s Reverb

and Ithacappella

and the hosts for the weekend, Boston-based group Sound Off

I’m still waiting to find some video of The Rainbows performing at BOSS, and if it shows up, I’ll update this post. Otherwise, hope this reminds you (as it does me) why these festivals are a worthwhile investment (and a damned good time).

What do you think?