Hopefully you’ll be out and about in downtown Ann Arbor for Midnight Madness this Friday, December 2. As ever, businesses will be staying open late and offering special deals on merchandise. WHILE you are downtown, will you, oh won’t you stop by your favorite robot shop? The Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair will offer up BotChoir for the third time this year.
Just what IS BotChoir, and could it possibly be as astounding, magical, and delightful as it sounds, you ask? For starters, YES, it is every bit as astounding, magical, and delightful as it sounds. How could it not be? It consists of a variety of adult humans (and sometimes dogs) dressed up in robot costumes, singing robot-ized versions of holiday carols.
For example, well-loved classics, such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Robot” and “Here Comes Santabot,” featuring lyrics like “Oh robot, robot, robot / I made it out of tin / And when it’s dry and ready / Then robot I shall spin!” There’s no saying what we’ll do this year, but in past years, we’ve done a binary version of “Carol of the Bells” (in the round, of course) as well as a terrifying rendition of “O Holy Night” wherein all the robots tonelessly scream “FALL ON YOUR KNEES” after a soloist does a lovely version of the verse.
Is it hilarious? We sure think so!
So please stop by, stock up on robot supplies, and catch a performance of BotChoir. They’ll be performing at 7, 8, 9, and 10pm during Midnight Madness, this Friday, December 2. Hope to see you there!