by Florian Städtler, Vocal Blog editor-in-chief. Recorded November 9th 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
You know that moment when you come back from a trip or took a few days off from the daily grindstone? You will be punished by an even fuller desk, inbox etc. But there are moments like that when it’s easier to cope with that backlash. That’s when you can look back on something so wonderful that it lingers on for weeks and months and contributes to your general happiness with life, your friends, your community. Like for example coming back from a great event, where you met good friends, had delicious food and new inspiration in many different ways. You know what I’m talking of as a matter of fact: It’s my coming back from SoJam 2013. And immediately being drowned by all the things you left behind or didn’t manage to finish before you left as well as by the consequences from those unfinished tasks. But then you face all of this with a big smile. Because you know it was worth it.
So I’m not ashamed of posting some of the SoJam 2013 footage with quite a delay, I’m sure, you will enjoy it anyway. Like I enjoyed my first (and certainly not my last) encounter with SoJam professional showcase artists MICappella from Singapore. Have fun with that little “3 Questions, 3 Answers, 1 Song” interview I was able to do on the NC State University Campus.
Florian Städtler is an an a cappella agent, creative director, A&R director and blogger. He loves to stay in touch with great people from all over the world via his “online communication baby”, Vocal Blog via the blog (that’s where you are now!), Facebook group, Facebook fanpage, Twitter and the Acappellazone YouTube channel. Dave Sperandio (founder of SoJam) once introduced him with the phrase “He runs Europe” – and Florian took it as a compliment.