It is special to go back to places that hold precious memories. To return with the people who were there when those memories were made and make some more.
The Back to the Big Room podcast series celebrates the idea that we can go back to places in our past with people who were there at the time and put new memories on top of precious old ones.
For me singing in college was mostly for the joy of it though the group I was part of did get chosen to represent the University of Washington in a nationally televised talent show. We made it to the semi-finals before losing to Karen and Richard Carpenter who introduced themselves to the world on that program.
In 2022 my college singing partners and I decided to go back to where we met, became lifelong friends, and first sang together. This time family was there to share in the experience. Among things that made our musical reunion special was to sing again with the guys I sang with when it was simply for the joy of singing.