Undergraduates pose for a group photo at Lawnparties Sept. 19. In the back row, from left, are Elizabeth Sajewski '13, Kieryn Graham '13, Jilly Chen '13, Rund Abdelfatah '13, Maia Ten Brink '13, Sarah Hedgecock '13, Katy Dammers '13, Joseph McMaham '13, and Andrew Stella '13. In front, Shirley Gao '13,left, and Javier Masis '13. (Tara Thean)
It’s that time of year again – sunshine, kettle corn, funnel cake, and an overload of preppy pastels and popped collars.
This fall, the Undergraduate Student Government brought B.o.B. and Super Mash Brothers to Quadrangle Club for Lawnparties. Before the bands got started, The Weekly Blog asked several attendees – current students, alumni, and guests from other colleges – to sum up their Lawnparties experience in one sentence. Here’s what they said.
“It’s sick, very cohesive, you can go wherever you want.” – Tugba Rona ’14
“I’m finally used to pastels and plaids.” – Sarah Sims ’11
“I only got walked into twice and hit in the face once, so overall a good experience.” – Samantha Ritter ’13
“It’s like watching the fall of Rome.” – Eli Jager, guest from Maryland Institute College of Art
“Lawnparties was fun, tiring…and this year I have a pastel polo at last.” – Kai Sheng Tai ’13
"This was my favorite Lawnparties yet, not only because of the awesome performers, but also because it was like a mini reunion for the Class of 2010, which I miss so much!" – Kaitlyn Golden ’10
“It didn’t really live up to expectations because all the resources went to bringing a bigger act like B.o.B. … It just seemed like freshman year was a lot more lively, and today it was kind of dead.” – Maria Huerta-Cervates ’11
“I think my greatest pleasure comes from meeting my friends and just hanging out with them – although it was nice to have nice bands around, I thought that attending those shows with my friends made it better.” – Shu Haur Tang ’11
“Just really fun.” – Mikala Hanson ’14