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Thanks, 'Pitch Perfect,' for making my nerdy hobby look cool

Thanks, 'Pitch Perfect,' for making my nerdy hobby look cool

From the pitch pipes and matching outfits to the girls trying to beatbox, I pretty much lived the entire plot of “Pitch Perfect” in college. Except for the projectile vomiting. Oh, and no one ever thought I was sexier for singing the bassline of a cover song.

See, in 2002, when I started my university’s first all-female a cappella group with a couple of friends, there weren’t major motion pictures and reality TV shows saturating the market, telling our soon-to-be fans that what we were doing was remotely attractive.

We were just girls who grew up singing in traditional choirs, wishing we could be more like the laid-back, male a cappella groups such...

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