There’s something pretty awesome about doing things on your own.

Yes, usually I write about hosting parties and greeting cards, but today I want to share with you something that I’ve been doing that I’m trying really hard to make part of my life – doing what I want to do.  Not in the “my way or the highway” sense, but more in the “not following the crowd” sense.  In the past month, there have been 4 events that I’ve wanted to go to that I spoke out about and I was able to make them all happen.  It didn’t matter if other people were interested (though it was nice in some cases that they were), I was prepared to go alone because it was what I wanted to do, and there wasn’t a point in sitting around and waiting.  Let me share these four experiences with you.

1.  Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus Concert, a cabaret night

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What an epic concert.  They were dressed a little… more… raunchy?  Than that.  The music was great.  The personalities were INCREIDBLE and it was just a joy to be in the audience.  I can’t wait to be a more regular audience member for these guys.

2.  Varsity Vocals ICCA Quarter Finals, an a cappella competition

8 to the Bar, Drexel’s all-male a cappella group – who made it to the semi finals!!
Check out their website to listen to them: http:www//
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The TrebleMakers also performed at the ICCAs – I was majorly impressed with their choreography at the same time as singing skills.  Check out their website for music as well:
(which is also where the picture’s from)

3.  Cirque de Soleil, Quidam

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One of the best Cirque de Soleil shows that I’ve seen to date.  The music was awesome – and the acts were incredible.

4.  Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Beethoven’s Last Night

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 The TSO concert was absolutely incredible.  I’d never heard the Beethoven’s Last Night album, so the story was entirely new to me (which was awesome), and they’re SO talented.

I also decided that I want to hear the vocalists play singing tag with the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack.  To the point where I tweeted them.  I was hoping they would have responded.


  • I would have happily gone with you to any of these, especially the A Cappella contest!! That sound like a perfect nights entertainment to me :o) xx Glad to hear you’re you are not following the masses and following your own heart in life, it makes for as much more interesting world , I think x

    • ChrystinaNoel

      I’m actually going to the ICCA (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella) Semifinals next weekend, I’ll let you know if there’s any incredible groups that you should check out. I’m excited for a night of awesome singers… I always leave floating on a cloud 🙂

  • These sound like really fun outings! Good for you for doing what you really wanted to do and not waiting for anyone else to be interested too! Way to go!

    • ChrystinaNoel

      Thanks!!! I’m looking forward to keeping this up throughout 2012 🙂

  • I am so on board with this! There was this one time when I was young, I had the opportunity to go to Wango Tango (Ricky Martin, the women who re-did Lady Marmalade, the Bee Gees and others were performing). I’d always wanted to go to this event but I never could for some reason or another. Then: a family friend’s daughter got a free ticket at school but none of her friends were going so he offered it to me. The catch was: I had to go alone. My choice was go alone or never get to go. I went. I’m so glad I did! It’s better to go alone than to miss out!

    • ChrystinaNoel

      Wango Tango sounds pretty incredible. What a variety of artists, I love it. I’m so glad for you too – I love when things like that happen 🙂

    • ChrystinaNoel

      Jamie. I had no idea this was even you. I see you’re doing some blog reworking :)… lab runway. I like it 🙂
      I went over to the blog to check out who was visiting my site… and then I figured it out. Awesome.
      Happy Friday 🙂