Alford recounts his experience as an “honorary member” of the Whiffs — he even got an official group nickname — but focuses on the group as well as his own awkward attempts to sing. It’s delightful. Roofie jokes and questions about sexuality abound. In short, it’s everything a NYT reader wants to know about the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the United States.
Also, there’s an accompanying slideshow. Strongly recommended.
So in case anyone was in doubt (and really, we weren’t), the Whiffenpoofs are now famous. Like, between the alumni list, and this article, they’re a pretty big deal. This is also evident in their partnership with J. Press in the store’s attempt to become 21st-century relevant. Famous n fashionable!