I had heard things about Halloween being a three-day event here at Wheaton, and it really is. It started with a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Thursday, which I had never seen before. Next was the moonlight brunch, which was delicious! There were all the normal breakfast foods (pancakes, eggs, home fries) and then they also had apple cider donuts, apple crisp, and lots of Halloween candy. Friday there were events going on all day and into the night. I went to the Presidents haunted house, which honestly wasn’t very haunted, and the walk of courage. The walk of courage was a little bit scarier, but for me the scariest part was when one of my friends accidentally ran into me. The actors did a good job though, and the costumes were very good. Then there was the Halloween dance friday night. Saturday people were still dressing up for the Daemon Daze concert at the Lyon’s Den. Overall it was a pretty eventful weekend, with lots of fun things to do!
On Friday I went to the drag show in the Chapel. I had never been to a drag show before so I really had no idea what to expect. It was absolutely hilarious, and I thought it was really cool that they actually had a professional drag queen come! It was so funny seeing people from Wheaton dress up in drag and their performances were great. The a cappella groups also performed and they dressed up as the opposite gender. They were awesome as well, as always. I am definitely happy I went and I think it is great that we have our own drag show on campus.
Last night I went to a folk concert at the Rose Garden Coffeehouse in Mansfield. By coffeehouse I really mean a little stage and some folding chairs set up in the basement of a church, but it was a great event. Most of the people there were locals who probably attend these events every month, and they were very welcoming to us. They were so happy to have Wheaton students, and they gave us tickets for half price! There were delicious homemade cakes and pies for sale; it was such a treat to have something homemade! The performer last night was Garnet Rogers, a Canadian singer-songwriter. He told personal stories in-between almost every song that were just hilarious and the music was great too. I can’t upload the video I took, but here’s one of a song he played last night from YouTube.
Last Thursday night I went to “Live at the Loft” and in my opinion it was the best one so far! A one-man band called Nelly’s echo played. I guess he was on The Voice at one point, and he was really good. He had a great voice and told a lot of funny stories and jokes. Besides the fact that he was good, to me it was the best because he really interacted with the audience. He would introduce almost every song, and he played a mixture of well-known covers that most people sang along to and songs he wrote. Because of this it felt like he was very excited to be here performing for us, and that made the audience excited to hear what he had to play. I have a couple of good videos but unfortunately I can’t upload them so here’s a photo!