It’s that time of year again. No, not Halloween — DCAF. For those of you that don’t know, DCAF is the D.C. A Cappella Festival, a two-weekend annual fall concert hosted by Georgetown’s very own Phantoms and Gracenotes. The two weekends feature various Georgetown a cappella groups, as well as some guest groups from other schools.
The first performance is this Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and will be hosted by the Phantoms. In addition to their performance, the Chimes, Superfood and the Gracenotes will perform. The NYU N’harmonics and the Johns Hopkins Octopodes will be the guest groups of the night. The second performance hosted by the Gracenotes will be the following Saturday, Nov. 8, with performances by the Capitol G’s, Saxatones, Phantoms, REL and guest starring the University of Virginia Hullabahoos.
Tickets are only $8, but tend to sell out quickly, so be sure to pick up yours soon! They’re available online here, and will also be sold by the Gracenotes and Phantoms in Red Square.
To get you pumped for Saturday’s performers, here are videos from last year’s DCAF.
For those of you who don’t have friends in a cappella groups incessantly pressuring you to buy tickets to DCAF, 4E’s got you covered with a quick rundown of the event.
The DC A Cappella Festival (DCAF) is an annual fall concert held in Gaston Hall over two weekends, hosted by the Georgetown GraceNotes and the Georgetown Phantoms. The programs feature songs ranging from oldies to rock to pop, so there’s something for everyone.
Next weekend (November 9th) hosted by the Phantoms will feature the GraceNotes, Saxatones, Capitol G’s, as well as the NYU N’Harmonics and the Yale Whiffenpoofs. The groups will premiere brand new songs, so you’ll definitely want to go at least one night for an awesome performance.
Tickets are only $8 for students ($10 general admission) and can be bought from the GraceNotes and the Phantoms in Red Square from 10am-4pm during the two weeks before the shows, or online here. The second show is notorious for selling out early after people realize they missed the first weekend, so buy your tickets today and don’t miss out on one of the best a cappella performances of the year!
My professional obligations as a very serious journalist require me to be unbiased in my reporting of the news, regardless of what other school groups I may be a part of. That being said, a ticket to DCAF 2012 is quite possibly the best $8 you will ever spend in the history of your whole life and attending DCAF is probably more important than anything else you could be doing on November 3rd or November 10th from 7:30pm-10pm…but that’s just my impartial opinion.
For those of you who don’t know, DCAF (pronounced like the useless kind of coffee) is the DC A Capella Festival, which is put on every year by the Georgetown Phantoms and The Gracenotes. Each group hosts one weekend of DCAF, inviting various campus a capella groups as well as some guest groups to perform.
If you liked ‘Pitch Perfect’, if you used to regularly watch ‘The Sing Off’ before its untimely demise, or if you just like good music and want to support your fellow Hoyas, I suggest you attend!