Sing Song and Valentine’s Day are facing off this year, competing for couple’s attention to act out or go out.
“It is really putting a damper on our plans,” said Vance Cato, senior management major from Abilene. “We have constantly been struggling to balance our love for this strange phenomenon called Sing Song and our affection for one another.”
As one of the director’s for the senior act, Cato said his heavy involvement has made it quite difficult for him and his significant other.
“Sing Song makes people crazy,” he said. “We are committed to making it through our Sing Song struggles – SSS. I just hope she doesn’t think of my ridiculous amount of affection for Sing Song as a permanent attachment.”
While the annual event has been scheduled around the same time, with the first performance falling on Valentine’s Day, the show’s “What About Love?” theme takes on a whole new meaning.
“Paige and I will try to make it through this turbulent time,” said J.P. Ralston, senior finance major from Plano. Ralston is performing in both the senior and Gamma Sigma Phi act. “I had to break it to Paige that we wouldn’t be having Valentine’s dinner. She is sad, but we will survive.”
But the inconvenience is requiring couples to think outside the chocolate box.
“We are planning on having breakfast with each other, instead,” Ralston said. “She doesn’t know this yet, but I’m planning on having a key lime pie ready for her Valentine’s morning, too. Key lime pie is her absolute favorite.”
Some will save the celebrating for post-Sing Song.
“We will both be very relieved after this week and Sing Song will be over then I will take her on a Valentine’s date and just relax,” said Hunter Watson, senior social studies education major from Forth Worth. “I love her and how laid back she is about lots of things. Sing Song week is stressful but I’m thankful and blessed to have her by my side throughout the week.”
For others, Valentine’s Day is being dismissed altogether.
“As far as I’m concerned, we’re canceling all together,” said Christen Cawley, senior marketing major from Conroe. “I’m not really into Valentine’s Day anyway, but this year all I’m expecting is a solid make-out session. Hopefully, my parents won’t interfere since they’ll be here for Sing Song.”