Alright everybody, Crusher here, going rogue. You see, today is very important. Depending on how you look at it, it’s either Troi’s 30th birthday, or her second 29th birthday (kind of depends on how she’s feeling about the whole “turning 30” thing at a given moment). Either way, it’s a big darn deal. So, I’m throwing her a little blog party post to celebrate just how awesome she is. I seriously couldn’t ask for a better sister or blog partner-in-crime.
There are some other people who want to wish Troi a happy birthday, too. Now, this is the part where you would think I would say, “Perhaps nine certain guys.” But you would be wrong. Because it’s eleven certain guys. See, McDictator couldn’t help but get in on the action. And there’s even someone making their blog debut in this video. Apparently, McDirector needed another shawty on team-VP to help balance out all the Gigantor and Mega-Gigantorness that’s happening in the current line-up. So, you’ll notice that between Ben-Jon and Adam there is a little bespectacled and besweatered guy crooning along with the rest of them.
His name is JoHn (not to be confused with Ben-Jon) and he is VP’s new sound guy. I’m of two minds on this (which is odd, because normally when we write we’re two people of one mind, but whatever): first, I’m disappointed that this apparently means McButters won’t be mixing most of the VP concerts, which means we’ll all be missing out on seeing the McConcentration face that comes out when he’s focusing on getting the sound mix just right.
But on the other hand (or on the second mind), JoHn seems pretty cool, and we’re always ready to anoint a new blog star. We sort of love the idea that McCrockett is always going to be lurking at VP events, just itching for the opportunity to jump in and join the singing (like he did here) and that Little JoHn is also around to lend a vocal hand when the celebration calls for it. He’s like the Bonus Jonas of Vocal Point. (That’s a compliment, in case it wasn’t clear.)
So, enough build up, here’s the video:
Vocal Point’s birthday song is just so catchy, isn’t it? But the real gift isn’t the song. It’s the fact that none of them are wearing khaki pants. 🙂 Yes, yes, I know the Standard Look isn’t gone for good, but this blazer ensemble really is quite sharp.
I also love how at the end when it comes time for “Happy birthday, Troi!” McCrockett totally beats everyone to the verbal punch. Keith tries to rush in there too but, once beaten, instead compensates in the enthusiasm department by waving at the camera.
Bonus points go to Scoot for the killer combo move of spirit fingers / “Superstar!” / ASL-clapping. Keith also joins in on that move, and a good time is being had by all. At the very end, McKay may actually be throwing up a Taylor Swift-style hand heart, but I’m going to pretend he’s symbolically serving up a couple of happy birthday German Chocolate Crunch ice cream cones.
Happy 30th Birthday, Troi!