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Preparing- 2 a.m.

One of the moving parts finished!

Homecoming has come and gone and the nine weeks of preparation has paid off. With over 80,000 alumni and visitors retuning to the campus for the celebration, it is imperative everything is in pristine shape around town, including the house decks. All of the Greek houses participating in the homecoming have exactly 26 hours to prepare their decks for judging. Thus why we have all night pomp (ANP). This special evening is when the sororities and fraternities pump themselves full with caffeine to stay up all night, and put together their house decks they have been working on so diligently since the semester started.

This year our homecoming directors announced to us that we would be working shifts of ANP, which is totally awesome considering that it rarely happens to most houses. So my friends and I thought it would be fun to take the 2-5 a.m. shift, a great idea at the time we signed up. But making it to 2 a.m. was a struggle for us, Red Bull, NOS, and 5-hour energy’s were plentiful at 302. My poor mother, bless her heart, insisted she be apart of the festivities and planned to stay up with us all night. She was quite the trooper, making it all the way until 4 a.m. Once we all got to Farm House there wasn’t much for us to do, so what better than to have a dance party? I am sure we looked like a bunch of middle school kids dancing on their front porch stairs for everyone to see, but what do we care? We hit all the popular songs from artists such as Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, even a special request from the boys on the boom lift “Booty Wurk” by T-Pain featuring Joey Galaxy. There is a short video clip that I managed to snag while the boys were performing, enjoy:

Although we didn’t win big like we hoped, I think it’s safe to say we all had a great time at homecoming this year. Now the count down begins for next year…can’t wait!