CTT’s Got Talent! And Some Other Stuff…

Until last night, I never realized the wide range of talents that the campers at CTT possess. There are the normal skills, such as playing guitar or singing, but at the same time there are some people here who can do the most bizarre things you’ve ever seen in your life. Regardless of whether the person has a flair for the common or the outlandish, everything was on display last night at the CTT Talent Show.

There are a lot of talented musicians here and they relish nights like last night so that they can display their skills in front of the camp. Gerald Wrona rocked out the solo to Green Day’s ‘When I Come Around.’ Jason Gersh belted out a new original tune that he has been writing for six months. It was called ‘Bones’ and he received a standing ovation from the audience.

Ethan Polk-Trauman and cabin three took the stage to perform his original CTT song, which is a bouncing, catchy number that talks about the good friends we make at CTT and the good times we have with them.

The last musical display of the evening came from the counselors of A & B and Jacqui. They took it upon themselves to show their lack of singing talent by butchering ‘Love Story,’ which is normally sung by Taylor Swift (and it should stay that way). Luckily before it got too embarrassing they were joined on-stage by at least half the camp, and I believe most of the people left in the audience were singing along as well. It was a fun rendition of one of the most popular songs at camp, despite the very rough counselor-only intro.

Despite the heart-warming musical numbers, everyone in camp was grossed out at least twice by two of the most bizarre talents this camp has ever seen. The first of these was the weird talent displayed by cabin five.

The boys who refer to them as the BCC 5 (Best Cabin in Camp) gathered before the show and realized that none of them really have a ton of talent that they wanted to display. They certainly didn’t have a cabin-wide skill, per se, but there was one thing they all can do.

So here is cabin five, standing in front of the camp holding water bottles. They then pick them up to their nose and begin to drink the water through their nose. To prove it, they spit it out of their mouths and into the trashcan. They didn’t win, but everyone was grossed out.

At the end of the night, the boy’s tent group was named the winner of the boy’s cabin competition for their ability to freeze for long periods of time (specifically, the entire talent show). Cabin A won the girl’s competition for a cute little act where they asked each other if it was time, and then when it was they switched their posture.

So, from guitar playing, to bad singing, to milk shooting to leg switching, campers at CTT have proven they can do it all. It was a fun talent show to see, but tonight they will have to display a new set of skills if they want to come out on top at Bowling Night.

This is one I’ve been looking forward to. It doesn’t have the pain potential like skating night does, which is always a plus. Not to mention, I don’t have to listen to the A & B counselors butcher perfectly good songs. This is shaping up to be a good for Ol’ Tom.

But really, at CTT they are all good nights. I know I’m dreading Saturday, when we all go home and I think everyone else is as well. But today is a showcase of the Best of CTT, where kids will participate in a mash-up of the most fun activities we have had this summer and it should be a great day with a lot of variety. Tomorrow will be fun as well, but I can’t quite tell you what it is yet…

Regardless, we are having a great day here even though it is one of our last. We are trying to make it a memorable one, and with the people here there is no doubt in my mind it will be.