Students Fall Into Fall Fest

Brenda Bussulwa

Photo Provided by Joe Adams
Photo Provided by Joe Adams

There’s no better way to welcome a new change in season, like fall, than by appreciating the things that change with it. Music and the arts are things that vary per person and change a lot over the years, but in the end there are always people to appreciate it in all of its forms.The first Fall Fest was held Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Bixler/Botwinik Quad at 12 p.m., and the concert started at 5 p.m. The event was hosted by the Music Industry Club and took a lot of effort from a variety of different clubs, but in the end it all came together as people started wandering into the Quad finding themselves encircled by activities; they could make donations, get food, purchase items, and have a chance to win free items.

All of the donations will go to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

During the event, students were being serenaded by their fellow classmates who were show casing their talents for a good cause, keeping people entertained as they moved about. Their voices were heard ringing through the Quad, in and out of the freshman halls, and most people couldn’t help but stop and listen.

Toward the end of the event, the stage was prepared for three performances that were going to be made by Far From Proper, Patent Pending, and OCD and Moosh Twist. The lights were flashing, the music was blaring, and the crowd was small, but engaged, as the bands played their songs along with covers. Covers that were sung varied from “Every Time We Touch” by Cascada, “This is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan, and even the Soft Kitty song from the Big Bang Theory.

Like any form of art, the music had mixed reactions. A freshman student, Stephen Kando, enjoyed the performances and said, “they have some good creativity, some good rhythm, and a nice sound.” However, there were those who were less excited, “It is not my type of music, but it is enjoyable to listen to as I get ready to go out,” said freshman Veronica Bitz. People were simply excited that something was going on around them; they had the opportunity to listen to some of their favorite music and bands, they got to jump up and down, and pump their fists in the air, and they even were able to donate money while they were having fun trying to win a guitar, gift cards or even headphones.

Freshman Navjot Singh pointed out he enjoyed the event because “It makes the campus really lively.”

As the sky got darker, it seemed like the crowd grew bigger. Even as students started leaving for the their usual Saturday night activities, there were those who stuck around until the very last song sang by the very last band; people were jumping into the air and running through the crowds just trying to have some fun while they could. Overall it was a much-appreciated event and many thanks go out to those who helped make Fall Fest possible.