The tuxedo-clad Friars' moving arrangement of "Stand by Me" began with a solo backed up by sotto-voce harmonizing that slowly built in volume. Before their next number, they explained that most of them are single and occasionally have relationship troubles leading to a medley that included "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" and "She Loves You."
The seats in Rackham are perhaps the most comfortable of any campus auditorium, and this music fits right in; it's fun, and the youthful joy of the musicians shines through. The seventh annual MACFest is Saturday, October 27, at Rackham Auditorium.
[Review published October 2007]