Firework and Call Me Maybe, #392


Ahhhh….I’m waking up in the afterglow of the annual camp talent show.  It is always such a fun evening, and not only does it bring about camp spirit and bonding, but for me, it is a complete family experience, too.  Let me show you how…

For the first year ever, my youngest was in the show.  Though he was too shy to do his own performance, you can see how much fun he was having when his camp group danced to the song “Firework” by Katy Perry.  He was adorable.  There were choreographed dance moves, but he just bounced up and down the whole time with a huge grin on his face. Check out this sweetheart:

My husband and daughter have now developed a tradition of a father/daughter performance.  They have sung “Do You Love Me” from” Fiddler on the Roof,” “Dream On” by Aerosmith in year’s past, and this year they did a parody of “Red Solo Cup” making it Jewish and turning it into “Red Kiddush Cup.”  Look how cute they are in their cowboy hats:

My daughter also got up to sing and dance with her best buddy this year, and I must share the most hilarious story about this performance.  They were to sing the song “TTYLXOX” by Bella Thorne, and my daughter’s friend was having some stage fright.  Just as they were about to sing, my daughter told her friend to imagine that everyone in the audience was naked.  That set off a firestorm of laughter, and they were cracking up.  I can’t say it was the most stellar performance of the evening, but those two shared an amazing moment together, and I know they will remember it forever.  Here they are….two happy best friends:

I played guitar for two group performances, so yes, I was involved in the talent show, too, but what I love most in this case, is just being a parent and watching.  I am always so impressed with the kids for the bravery of getting up in front of a large audience, and it’s just the happiest night.

I simply could not choose one song of the day today, because when I think of last night’s talent show, two songs stuck out.  The most performed songs  of the evening were Katy Perry’s “Firework” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”  It was obvious what songs are popular with the kids as we heard these two songs over and over again all night long. 

So, to get the feeling of last night’s show, you much watch two Youtube clips today.

Click here for “Firework:”


Click here for “Call Me Maybe:”

It was a great night and definitely one for the memory books.  I can’t wait until next year!


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