Go Behind the Scenes of “Glad You Chose Us”
By now everyone should have heard about the promotional video Washington College released one week ago, “Glad You Chose Us,” but what you might not know is the people behind the music. Sit back and enjoy this Q&A session I had with three of WACappella’s aca-awesome members – Obella Obbo, Pat Kinsella, and Luke DiFabbio.
Obella Obbo – co-president & bass (’14)
(It’s important to note that while interviewing Obella, laughter occurred after almost every sentence. Additionally all explicit language has been replaced with cleaner alternatives)
So tell me where the idea came from for the music video?
Satyajit called Karyn and I into his office and talked to us about the video he made for University of Rochester. He was like we’ll pay for everything so we were like… obviously yes!
And how do you think our video compares to University of Rochester’s?
It’s like way [flippin] better… Like so much better. A) because we’re in a lot prettier area than Rochester and B) we’re just better…
So what was the response from the campus like?
I think it was really awesome! There were a [poop] ton of people at the visitor’s center. It was so packed they had to move where we were going to stand like three times because they didn’t know where we were gonna fit… It was really cool.
What were some of the challenges during the making of the video?
I guess the only really bad thing was… like getting everyone together because we had to do it over fall break so not everyone could come and some people went abroad. But other than that I don’t really have any complaints! I’d do it again… If it was free again.
Why do you love WACappella?
Because we’re a really awesome group of people who cover every part of WC – all the good parts at least. And I think we’re all about having fun and that translates really well into our concerts and our music.
Luke DiFabbio – tenor & lyric writer (’14) and Pat Kinsella – beatboxer & lyric writer (’14)
(Friends since practically birth, these Connecticut lyrically geniuses were a blast to interview.)
What is your experience in rapping?
Luke & Pat: *laughing*
Pat: We’ve dabbled… Lucas makes beats and he produces a little bit. And for fun we’ll rap over some beats, but nothing too serious.
Luke: We’ve made some videos, which are fun. We just like to make videos for fun and with our other friend from back home. It’s just like a fun hobby.
How did you guys become friends?
Pat: Oh waaaay back. We’ve know each other since… our sisters were actually friends in elementary school so our parents were like oh like she has the sibling the same age as you. We’ve actually known each other since kindergarten.
Luke: A long time…
Pat: But the rapping didn’t start til later.
And what do your parents think about the rapping?
Pat: Mine love it! My grandma called me and was like I’m watching your video right now… I’ve watched it like six times in a row!
Luke: My mom likes it a lot.
Pat: They just know we’re having fun doing it so they think it’s cool.
Do you have response to the comments posted on YouTube about your attractiveness?
Luke: Oh dear lord.
Pat: No comment…
Luke: I don’t think I have a response…
Pat & Luke: The camera made us look better!
Luke: It’s all Chris!
Pat: Yeah Chris did a great job.
-Shorewoman & Proud – Emma
Haven’t seen the “Glad You Chose Us” video yet? Be sure to watch the above video and tell your friends about it! A big thanks goes out to all of the WACappella members as well as the Admissions Department and Chris (the filmographer), all of who put a lot of hard work into this project!
Interested in seeing Pat’s and Luke’s above mentioned YouTube videos? Check them out at http://www.youtube.com/user/DunkRockProductions