Michelle R Morra

“Listen, dream on, dream on, dream on. Dream until the dream come true. Yea, dream on, dream on, dream on.”  This song is still playing in my head from the concert on Saturday, because it was just that fantastic.  The band Big Shot was amazing. In fact, the entire week was fantastic; it was an entire week filled with Rock and Roll themed events!

On Monday, students had a chance to get ready for Rock and Roll Week by attending the “Dress like a Rock Star” event.  Students had the chance to get airbrushed tattoos, because what Rock and Roll Star doesn’t have at least one tattoo.  There was also “Decorate Your Own Sunglasses,” which everyone loved.  If you participated in the event, you had the chance to win some great gift cards, receive a free inflatable guitar, and take home a Rock and Roll Week t-shirt.

On Tuesday, the Programming Space was filled with video games that were all Rock and Roll related.  Special Events had Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Dance Dance Revolution, and DJ Hero.  Students competed against each other in Dance Dance Revolution, and there were some people that were just amazing. Some players even received 98% on expert. For Rock Band, SCOPE’s own Weekend Programming Committee Head, Emily, had an amazing voice. 

My favorite event was on Wednesday night.  Singing Comedian Brian O’Sullivan entertained us with his hilarious jokes about himself and, the best thing about the night was the song about Batman.  (Okay, so the only reason this was my favorite event was because he sang about Batman. So sue me.) He was really funny though; he sang many of his own songs and some of the songs were parodies of recently popular songs. All the students that attended had a great time, and by the end of the night, everyone was wiping tears from their eyes.

The Programming Space was occupied with another event on Thursday night.  At this event, students were able to see themselves with their favorite artists.  With the magic of the green screen, students took pictures that they probably wouldn’t normally get to take. 

On Friday and Saturday, Special Events had some great bands that brought crowds to the Quad, even though it was chilly.  There was a Beatles Tribute Band on Friday that was amazing and a good comparison against the Beatles themselves.  This band brought one of the biggest crowds we have ever seen at our Rock and Roll Week Concerts. Saturday brought even more people out.  Co-sponsoring with DEB for their “Sleep Out for the Homeless,” Special Events brought school bands and artists and the band Big Shot to the Quad.  Speak in Verse was a band that was formed on campus in Bixler Hall, and they were a good opener for Big Shot. After a break for T.E.V. who announced DEB’s event and played some of his own songs, Big Shot came on and wowed the school with their covers from Billy Joel and other popular Rock and Roll artists.  They ended the night with an encore that the crowd asked for.  “Dream On” by Aerosmith is still stuck in my head, because it was so good. 

So in conclusion Rock and Roll Week rocked!

Events coming up for the week:

Wednesday, April 13 – The Food Dude in the Bartels Café at 9:00 p.m. and Six Flag Sign Ups online at 9:00 p.m.

Thursday April 14 – The Kinsey Sicks in the German Club at 9:00 p.m. and Beanhouse in the Programming Space at 9:00 p.m.

Friday April 15 – Novelties in the Programming Space at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday April 16 – Trip to Six Flags New Jersey. Bus leaves at 8:00 a.m.