GrooveBoston raves AC students

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Kathryn Severance

With electric dance music cranking, students let loose, partying the night away in the Plourde Recreation Center on Friday, December 5 at the College’s second Winter Bash, hosted by the Campus Activities Board.

Long lines of eager students waited in Hagan Campus Center to buy tickets for the event which were sold in early November. The event allowed students to put down their textbooks for a while and replace their winter coats with eye-catching garb to celebrate the end of the semester before beginning finals.

Campus police and emergency medical personnel were present to ensure safety. Students were patted down and bags were checked. CAB members were stationed at various points around the dance floor, making sure crowds were under control. Neon running shorts and crop tops were among the most popular attire, but some arrived in costume. Some got down in groups of friends while others preferred to stick with one friend. One group of girls posed for pictures, screaming, “We’re having a great time.”

Pizza was provided near the entrance of the event, and water was provided to keep partiers hydrated. Those who attended the event were respectful, though there were some who were escorted out for disregarding the rules. At one point, a student was escorted out of the facilities by campus police. 

When the event simmered down around 1 a.m., the DJ asked enthusiastically “[d]o you guys want one more song?” His question was answered by a chorus of cheers from the crowd. As students filed out, they seemed pleased with the experience, “I’m definitely looking forward to next year,” said first year Annie Hathaway.

GrooveBoston is an electric dance music concert hosting company that supplies their own DJs, equipment, and set-up for events on college campuses. According to the company, some of the proceeds from the event will “support music and arts education programs.” For photos from the event and more information, visit www.grooveboston.com

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