This post is about a lot of things, but mainly Ben-Jon’s safety

Wow, there’s been a lot going on in the world of Vocal Point and TMtP lately, so we’re going to do our best to try and get caught up on everything.  First of all, can you believe that one year ago today we were in Provo?  And we had no idea what was in store for us.  Crazy times.  We’re sad that we aren’t able to make it out there for this round of Covey shows, but life has been on the hectic side of busy for us.  And our schedules have been diametrically opposed.  Here’s an actual gchat conversation we had earlier this week that took place at early o’clock or late dark thirty, depending on which way you look at it.

Troi: … you’re not actually awake, are you?
Crusher: ::shame:: yes
Troi: ::theLOOK::
Crusher: eh, i was working
Troi: did you get it done?
Crusher: yeah. okay, i should… nap, or something
Troi: lol go sleep!
Crusher: lol, ok.  love ya!
Troi: love ya too!
Crusher: g’morning!
Troi: lol, goodbye.

Okay, so now to play a little catch-up.  VP had a concert in the de Jong Concert Hall last week and it sounds like everyone in the audience had a blast.  One reader, who we’ll call B’Elanna Torres, sent us her thoughts on the show.  According to her, Scoot absolutely rocks his solo on “Set Fire to the Rain” (which, don’t quote us, but we think he arranged that new addition to the repertoire as well).  B’Elanna also loved the new Frankie Valli medley.  And guess what?  Another super-helper, Sarnic (hey! we met her in Provo a year ago!), managed to get a video of at a square-singing this week.

Now, when we first heard that this medley was in the works, we had one question for our informant: “Is ‘Who Loves You’ included?”  Our informant’s memory wasn’t able to confirm at the time, and so every time the medley was brought up again, we repeated the question.  Why?  Because “Who Loves You” is an awesome song.  There’s a reason why it’s the closer in Jersey Boys.  So, we’re totally tickled pink blue and yellow that Prince Trevortastic is holding it down there at the end with “Who Loves You.”  And somewhere Ben Folds is swooning without knowing why, as he’s just able to sense that patented Kevin falsetto from thousands of miles away.

B’Elanna also let us know that the guys sang happy birthday to Mega-G and that Bad-Decision did “one heck of an amazing job!”  Another of the TMtP faithful, fromsandytoo, went to the concert with her friend, dillpickle (don’t ask us, that’s a self-assigned pseud!).  These two fabulous ladies showed up in shirts featuring one of the suggested designs from the swag poll we ran a while back.  Not enough people voted for it for us to add it to the Spreadshirt shop, so these two decided to make them on their own.


And not only that, they managed to get a picture with the Staring One himself…

…which we took the liberty of TMtP-ifying for blog purposes.

Okay, moving along, Sarnic also sent us another video from Wednesday.  Here are the guys doing their encore number, the “Don’t Stop Fallin’ In Love Without You” mash-up.

And of course the most important thing to note is that Bryce is wearing red pants (if you thought we had missed them after the Frankie Valli medley video, you really should give us a lil’ bit more credit).  Bold choice, sir.  We’re pretty sure we like it.  Oh, and he sounds amazing too.  We’re really loving the smooth tone he adds to the group.

Next on the agenda: VP released a new single to iTunes!  We’re sure you’ve all seen this all over facebook, but if you need a link, here ya go: Good Times on iTunes.  We’d like to give a mega-gigantor-sized thank you to the VPer who sent us the link as soon as it was available.  We’re not sure where Key Chain ended up (is he still being held hostage by Tanner?) but we’re pretty sure that such displays of blog helpery earn you the right to hang with him for a week.

Alright, now it’s time for the serious stuff.  This is the time where we make a plea for one man’s physical well-being.  You guys may remember back during the November Covey concerts when the chosen “Call Me Maybe” girl chased dear Ben-Jon around the stage.  Which, you know, is one way to get a man.  Well, it seems the ladies of Provo keep raising the stakes in their never-ending quest to woo the man who was once turned down in favor of a Justin Bieber cut-out.  Not only did B’Elanna mention what happened during “Call Me Maybe” last weekend, we also had several people email us just to let us know about that one incident.  One reader, who we’ll call A.C., was even kind enough to point us in the direction of video evidence.  Here, see for yourself just what went down:

Oh boy, we’re not sure whether to high five her, bless her heart, or help Ben-Jon file a restraining order.  But what we are sure of is that we’re scared of what the next level might be, if the “Call Me Maybe” girls this weekend feel the need to try and top Tackler Girl (Tacklher?).   So, we thought that instead of sitting by idly and then finding out that poor Ben-Jon got handcuffed to someone or ended up in a body cast, we’d go ahead and provide some safe alternatives that you can choose from if you get selected as the “Call Me Maybe” girl.  How ’bout you:
  • Just start doing a human pinwheel around Ben-Jon and see if you can get the other guys to join in.


  • Toss Bryce a container of cinnamon.
  • Channel Sara Bareilles and offer Scoot a juice box.
  • Play air trumpet with Kevin, or eat an air sammich in memory of Tyler.

  • Stand and salute the McDictator.
  • Do your best “Thriller” zombie impersonation.
  • Preemptively have slips of paper with your own number ready, and offer one to each guy as he hands you his.

  • Throw up the TMtP hand sign.  Wait… that means we need a TMtP hand sign.  Oh, how about just “T-M-t-P” in ASL?  That would actually look pretty sweet.
  • Pull a brightly-colored handkerchief out of your pocket and sashay around.

work it

  • Turn down Ben-Jon’s advances and instead pull out a photo of the Biebs.
  • Try to commandeer the pitch pipe (and thus ALL OF THE POWER) from Keith.

controlling kevin

Actually, you know what?  Scratch that last one.  The goal here is to avoid a bloodbath onstage.
And finally…
  • Splay your limbs.  Just splay them in any which way.  Perhaps while yelling, “Being a human is hard!  Because…


So, we hope that these options seem more appealing than the escalating violence against Ben-Jon.

And we hope everyone has fun at the Covey shows this weekend.  Tickets are still available for all three shows at  And please, do send us reports with all of the hilarious things that happen!  And we’ll love you forever if you manage to get some video (we know that at some of the November concerts there were announcements to not take video, but we’ve been McAssured that filming will be okay at these)!  And eat a German Chocolate Crunch cone in our honor!  (Or not, if GCC is actually nasty… we wouldn’t know from personal experience).

-Troi and Crusher


10 Responses to This post is about a lot of things, but mainly Ben-Jon’s safety

  1. B'Elanna Torres says:

    Thanks so much for using my info! I love this blog! And I totally cracked up at this post. It’s fabulous. Ben-Jon did not get tackled at the Friday night Covey show, but no idea about the other two. Hopefully he was safe. Dear men of VP: Well, was he??

  2. Keith says:

    You know what you guys are really good at? Blending past VP humor with the up-and-coming stuff. I love this. I love ALL of this. 🙂

  3. fromsandytoo says:

    I took one for the team and tried German Chocolate Crunch, it is pretty good if you don’t mind crunchy ice cream. In case any one is wondering how the pseud ‘Dill Pickle’ invented here is what happened:
    Me: (typing an email to T & C at way-to-late-o’clock) What do you want your blog pseud to be?
    Dill Pickle: (frantically looking around at the objects in the room and then rests her eyes on the pile of junk food we were eating) uh, Dill-pickle-cookies?

  4. Kris says:

    I’m with Keith. LOVE this. Just. Happy. And I hope Ben-Jon avoided a hospital trip last weekend… That was hysterically frightening.

    To think, it was one year ago I was one of the luckiest readers ever and got to sit behind my favorite bloggers at a Covey show. I so wish I could have gone this year, but I heard the guys were incredible (of course)!!!

  5. Granite says:

    Now, every time I attend a Vocal Point concert, I will do so with a brightly-colored handkerchief in my purse, just in case I get the chance to sashay

  6. Hope WM says:

    I was actually tempted to bring a hankerchief with me after reading this 🙂 Ben Jon was not tackled at the Saturday evening show, though the hi-jinks in Call Me Maybe are at a whole ‘nother level now. And the show was fantastic

  7. Keith says:

    Oh, btw – that was Jon’s sister. They planned it in advance. 🙂

  8. Lynette says:

    There are so many good things to say about this post.
    First, YES on the Franki Valli medley, the more Motown, the happier the world is.
    Second, did anyone else notice that Scoot couldn’t be bothered to remove his backpack during their square performances? Perhaps he is training for a backpack-a-thon, or maybe he just ain’t got time for that.
    And finally, such good options for those lucky (or unlucky) enough to go up on stage. Perhaps you two should write a guidebook?

  9. I Don't Have a Blog-Post Name says:

    Keith, Keith, Keith. Why did you reveal that? Right now I feel like I do when I hear a really fantastic story only to discover on that it’s totally made up. By now you should know that people don’t read TMtP for FACTS; they’re here for the brilliant made up stuff that, oddly, turns out to be true surprisingly often . . . but that’s not Troi and Crusher’s fault. Please, no more reality on this blog. Thank you.

    That said, the Saturday night Covey show was fabulous. We’re still talking about it, so I guess you’re forgiven . . . under protest.

  10. Sarnic Dirchi says:

    lol I remember meeting you guys a year ago. ^^;; I couldn’t make it to the concerts then, but wanted to meet you guys anyways. ^^

    I’m glad I could help out with the square videos. -my favorite part is watching McDictator hand out flyers in the background -he totally sang along to some of the songs as he walked around.

    And…I may or may not have (Totally Did!) record all of the songs of Saturday Night’s concert and put them on Youtube. 🙂 (Under the channel name SarnicDirchi) So you can totally see (kinda..couldn’t zoom in and the lights were bright) the hijinks of Call Me Maybe and the crazy stuff that happened during the other songs that night as well! 🙂

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