Roll Call

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Roll Call is an activity formerly held at Texas A&M, that is now held at Rice University. Similarly to TIPsync, it's a competition in which each RC group must prepare an elaborate dance to a preassigned song and showcase it to the entire TIP staff and campers. The difference from TIPsync is that tipsters aren't required to lip sync their song and songs must be performed as an RC group. A TA usually emcees the ceremony, providing entertainment during the time between acts. During long breaks between acts or when judges are making their decisions, TIPsters are encouraged to come up and tell jokes. In 2008, some TIPsters were asked to do impressions of their RC's and Instructors. This was shortly thereafter disbanded due to the non-tipropriateness of the acts. Songs selected have ranged from recent hits to ageless classics. Male RC groups usually get songs sung by female artists and female RC groups usually get songs by male artists. In the case of alternatively gendered songs, cross-dressing may occur. However, cross dressing is supposedly banned TiP-wide as of 2015 and would result in disqualification. While some tipsters were upset about the new ban, many upheld and understood the rule as trans people are gaining more recognition and respect.


Texas A&M

Texas A&M Term I 2008 not in sequential order nor complete list. "(T)" indicates transvestites dancing:

  • 1st place - It's Raining Men - Weather Girls
  • 2nd place - You Can't Escape My Love - Enrique Iglesias
  • 3rd place - Glamorous - Fergie (T)
  • Smooth Criminal - Michal Jackson
  • Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice (bordering on T)
  • Hey Mickey - Toni Basil (T)
  • Wannabe - The Spice Girls (T)
  • Fergalicious - Fergie
  • Can't Touch This - MC Hammer (bordering on T)
  • Everybody - The Backstreet Boys (T enough)
  • No Scrubs - TLC
  • Umbrella - Rihanna
  • Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin (T)
  • Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters

Texas A&M Term I 2009 not in sequential order nor complete list:

  • Mortal Kombat - The Immortals
  • That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings
  • Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
  • Barbie Girl - Aqua
  • My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
  • Womanizer - Britney Spears
  • Back at One - Brian McKnight
  • I'm Blue - Eiffel 65
  • Call on Me - Eric Prydz

Texas A&M Term II 2009 not in sequential order:

  • 1st Place - Bailamos danced by Tim's RC Group
  • 2nd Place - Hot and Cold danced by Luke's RC Group
  • 3rd Place -Don't Stop Believing danced by unknown
  • Chain Hang Low danced by Jordan's RC Group
  • Burnin' Up danced by Kelly's RC Group
  • Disturbia danced by Sam's RC Group
  • Genie in a Bottle danced by Tristan's RC Group
  • Tricky danced by Brandon's RC Group
  • Oops I Did it Again danced by Liz's RC Group
  • Poker Face danced by Austin's RC Group
  • Stanky Leg danced by the TA's
  • All Star danced by unknown
  • Bye Bye Bye danced by unknown

Texas A&M Term II in 2010 had a theme, TV Shows and Video game theme songs

  • Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Cops
  • Super Mario Brothers
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  • Power Rangers
  • Saved By The Bell
  • Scooby Doo
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Spiderman
  • Spongebob
  • Tetris
  • Transformers
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Everybody Needs A Ninja (Performed by the Academic staff)

Texas A&M Term 1 2011. Theme: Disney songs incomplete list (T) denotes Tranny Dancing:

  • 1st place - No Strings on Me
  • 2nd place - Something That I Want (T)
  • 3rd place - I Can't Wait to be King
  • Under the Sea
  • Hakuna Matata
  • The Bear Necessities
  • Kiss The Girl (T)
  • High Ho
  • Stick to the Status Quo
  • Bet on It

Two of the guy's groups were banned due to an issue with vandalism in the bathroom

Texas A&M Term I 2012. Theme - Evolution of Roll Call (Pop Songs from 2000-2009)

  • 1st Place - Stacy's Mom
  • 2nd Place - Everytime We Touch
  • 3rd Place - Let's Get It Started
  • Bad Day
  • Are you Gonna Be My Girl?
  • Bye Bye Bye
  • Battlefield
  • Sk8r Boi
  • Single Ladies
  • Gold Digger
  • Bootylicious
  • It's Gonna Be Me
  • Before He Cheats
  • Burnin' Up

Texas A&M Term II 2013: Theme - One Hit Wonders

  • 1st place - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - Karen's RC Group (filled with the most attractive she-males ever, especially Cat Hannahs.)
  • 2nd place - Closing Time - Brandon's RC Group
  • Stacy's Mom - Sarah's RC Group
  • Kung Fu Fighting - Ryan's RC Group

Rice University

Term 1 2016 consisted of

First place- Christian's RC group "Chickees" performing "Problem" by Ariana Grande that featured choreography by LK Hagy. The cast included Sharon Anwana as Iggy, Sophia as Big Sean, and LK as Ariana Grande with a special performance by Christian as the group's RC who caught them after lights out having a dance party. Sharon's rap part was EPIC. Second place- Holden's RC group "Holden's Hooligans (Hoes)". This performance featured Nicolas Villamil with a stuffed dinosaur, Roman Ruiz in a dinosaur onesie, Ben Morales-Knight tossing a crown (like Mean Girls), Alex Palma playing the sax, and Jack Weisenborn playing something too. It was really funny and slightly not-tippropriate. Third place- IDK I forgot

Term II 2014 consisted of

First place - Autumn's RC performing Rude by MAGIC! in which a princess was greeted and courted by several, distinct groups of suitors who were subsequently turned away by her father the king. In the end, the princess chose her maid, involving a gay #plottwist. 2014 was also the last year cross dressing was allowed to be used as a part of any performance.

Term II 2015 consisted of

First Place - Slice by Aria's RC group. Originally Aria's group was going to perform "I Don't Dance" from High School Musical 2; however, during practice they realized how bad and embarrassing the performance would look. They then thought about just walking onstage and sitting down, proving that they really would not and could not dance. Shortly thereafter they decided that would be a crappy thing to do for their 4th year. Cat Hannahs subsequently suggested Slice which was a song that reminded her of TiP and they decided to go through their experiences. Although many 4th year RC groups choose to do this, the group must make their choreography unique if they want to place. During their performance many tears were shed, not only by Aria's girls but by audience members. Second Place - Counting Stars Remix by Lil' Maggie's RC group. Choreography by Maggie's 2nd and 3rd years. The girls' synchronization put them over the top. Third Place - NOW That's What I Call Polka! by Rashad's RC group. A very good and cute performance by the 2nd and 3rd year members of RaSquad. Pleased the crowd.

Additionally, entertainment was provided in between performances