This year’s Fall Frenzy gave students a much-needed break from midterms with the chance to enjoy live music and good food on the lawn outside the JC Williams Center Friday night, Oct. 18.
Set-up for the event began early at 1:30 that afternoon as the set-up crew assembled the stage and sound equipment for the night’s music. Picnic tables decorated with fall wreaths and pumpkin centerpieces were scattered across the lawn for students to enjoy the food served that night and take a breather from the dance floor.
White string lights hung between lamp posts to illuminate the lawn and encourage students to enjoy each other’s company. Two bonfires added to the autumnal ambiance of the night as students sat on straw bales and enjoyed roasted marshmallows and s’mores.
The event included free food, providing for all who were hungry the famous Desperado Dogs, tacos, coleslaw and more, along with piping hot apple cider and free drinks.
The concert by band MotherFolk was the center of the attention as they performed and students crowded in front of the stage to sing and dance along. The band played many songs and interacted with the crowd in between, making the students laugh and enjoy the concert.
Matthew George, sophomore, said that he “was not expecting the music to be so good, and I like how many original songs they played.” George also said that the Frenzy was “a good thing you want to bring your friends to for sure.”
In the JC Williams Center, the fun continued for students who stepped inside to warm up. A projector and white board had been set up for students to play Mario Kart together on a Wii console.
Students enjoyed this fun game together, passing the remotes between friends, strangers and those they had just met. Sophomore Helen Zubalik, after a few intense races, said that her favorite part of the night was probably the video game.
“I didn’t really expect there to be much out here,” said Zubalik, “but I’m enjoying Mario Kart; the music is pretty good; and I was really excited about all the free food and the free alcohol.”
The Fall Frenzy was organized by Exc!te, and the band MotherFolk was hosted by Residence Life.