This “new location” was the office foyer, where many students quickly pass through on their way to lunch or class. When asked why ASB decided on that location, junior class vice president Eddie Villegas said, “Well, I guess we wanted to offer a fresh new place, and the foyer has high ceilings and offered a great location for the blacklight.”
Other students had mixed feelings about the location.
“The new location was kind of cramped, and I would have preferred something like the cafeteria or the gym even,” sophomore Justin Hoscoe said.
“All the hype about the “new location” made the actual place more disappointing than it already was,” replied sophomore Abby To.
Decorated with creative Vegas themed posters and streamers around the columns that hold the building up, a great amount of hard work and effort obviously went in to making this dance a success. The ASB started setting up around 5:30 pm to prepare for the flood of students into the foyer.
Even though the door price was lowered to $15 instead of $20, the amount of students who actually attended the dance was smaller than anticipated. Compared to immense 300 plus students who attended the last dance, only about 60-70 students attended this one. “Even though we didn’t get the expected outcome of people, the DJ and the blacklights were amazing! I had fun and I know people will be disappointed they didn’t go,” Eddie said in response.
Although the dance started at eight, most students arrived around nine, presenting their ID card to Laurie as their ticket and taking the breathalyzer test with Ms. Scott before allowed admittance.
“It started off exactly like a middle school dance, but after an hour or so, it became really fun. Dances like these are a great opportunity to have fun dancing with your special someone or great friends,” Abby To said.
The DJ, crammed into the area in front of the office entrance, blasted music as students danced the night away. Students who had too much fun on the dance floor were able to get a drink of water and take a seat on the planter outside the Lyceum.
Some students were dressed in Vegas themed costumes like Eddie’s toga and Alyssa Hatton and Jackie Waldron’s “Vegas tourist,” complete with fanny packs and an outdated visor. Others depended on the technology of the blacklight to make them shine under it.
Justin Hoscoe said, “It was fun and I liked being with friends. The atmosphere was very bright and it looked like everybody was having a good time.”
At the end of the night, with sweaty skin and tired eyes, students shook the ringing of the last song out of their ears and headed home.