BPMLDC - A Family Among Friends
So before I begin, I’ve recently watched Tangled, which was a fantastic movie by the way, and this song’s been in my head constantly and I thought that the lyrics actually apply to what I’m saying in this post.
Well today marked the final performance ever for this school year and I was really happy that we were able to form BPM again and perform with the original generation one last time. We managed to advertise pretty well as there was a pretty big crowd, for the day being a Sunday. Shout out to Lion Dance Club for coming out to support! :) Moving on, it was pretty hectic, trying to find spacing and the right tables to sit at. We ended up playing the music at the wrong time, so it kind of spoiled the surprise factor HAHAHAHA. But I think it worked in our favor as the slip-up allowed people to notice us and pay attention. I think we did pretty well, as it was our first performance working around people and tables. We got our cheers and as the crowd dispersed, BPM went back to their seats and starting eating, but I didn’t have much of an appetite.
It was a really happy time. People, coming from all around the world, being united through dance. It was quite the beautiful moment. It felt as if time had stopped or maybe even sped up, and the air was filled with mirth and laughter from inside jokes. The smiles on everyone’s faces really made me feel happy inside. It amazes me how dance can unite people regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexuality. I’m truly, truly, truly glad that I am a part of BPM. Each person brings their own little unique flavor to the team and is an integral part of the team.
But it really saddens me that it won’t be the same BPM as it was. We’re going lose people due to graduation/personal reasons and it’s something that has hit me hard when we were saying our goodbyes. As I shook their hands and gave them hugs, I realized that this might be the last time I might ever see them. It’s a depressing thought I know, but there’s a sliver of possibility with this thought. But as I wipe the hypothetical tears from my face (from onions of course), I’ve realized two things. The first thing is that life in college blazes one by within a bat of an eye. You’ve got to grab it by the reins and make the most out of it. College is a place where you’re tested on every aspect of life whether it be something you learn in class or something you learn from a random person you meet. It’s a place where you realize what your inspirations are and what you truly and deeply want to do. So I’ve decided to give it my all and just live college to the fullest.
The second thing I realized was that this group has so much potential. We just recently added Lion Dance Club, a traditional group here at UC Davis, which has effectively turned BPM, into BPMLDC, a
team family that encompasses all styles of dance ranging from traditional to contemporary to krump. I’m amazed on the growth of this family and I can’t wait as new people and freshman come in to experience the same feelings I felt when I became a part of this family.
To BPM Generation 1. It’s been just over a year since we’ve been formed and I have to say, we’ve accomplished so much- as individuals, as clubs, and as BPM. To the new additions as well as future members, welcome to the family. You’ve just joined a family that’s filled with some of the quirkiest, creepiest, funniest, etc people you’ll ever meet with tons of awkward homo-erotic sexual tension included. I just hope that you can have the same experiences I went through. And as for our newest club addition, Lion Dance Club, it’s been amazing to watch you grow as well. It’s definitely an honor to have added you to our BPM family.
This is why I fell in love with dance. It joins so many people together and it loves you back. Life is sad, but I’m glad for all the joy it brings. It really is the little things that count in the end.
awh, ericccc <3 such an honor to have gotten to chance to bond with you all as well. also, i love this song, hahahah. :_:
also.. you guys killed it today. it was awesome to be able to witness something that meant a ton more to everyone that participated in it than it did those who were just watching (though they enjoyed it for sure, too)