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Homecoming Late Night BU a hit across the decades

Originally published October 22, 2010

The theme of this month’s Late Night BU was Across the Decades.

The hit of the night was without a question the Dueling Pianists. The duo, Frank Turner and Noel Leamen, entertained students for most of the night, taking requests and interacting with the audience.

They played a variety of songs such as “Get Low” by Flo Rida and “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Turner and Leamen encouraged audience participation, and even invited several members on stage to participate in various activities.

Leamen said people usually request the same songs, and as for the ones they don’t know, the lyrics are most likely downloaded onto their computers already.

“If someone requests a song we don’t know, I just look up the lyrics on my computer really quick,” he said. “Most of the time, we can at least play the chorus and a verse of the song.”

Even though the food wasn’t for everyone, students had a variety of activities and games to choose from. 

The most popular seemed to be the pictures, spin art and the caricatures.

Students were able to dress up in different styles and take pictures with their friends. Many students said they felt this was a fitting activity for the theme of the evening. Freshman psychology major Angela Morrison said she was a fan of the picture taking.

“I like to dress up from different time periods,” she said.

Another big hit was the spin art, where students decorated shutter shades.

Caricatures were probably the most time-consuming activity. Some students, such as freshman nursing major Jeanette Hui, stood in line all night waiting to have her picture drawn.

“I’ve been in this line since ten o’clock,” she said around one in the morning.

One activity most students seemed unaware of was karaoke, which was downstairs around the corner from the spin art. Not a lot of people were eager to sing, and there was hardly anyone in the room.

Other activities included an inflatable obstacle course, a Disco Dome (a bounce house with disco lights inside), arts and crafts and a bean bag toss.

While there was something for everyone to enjoy, students said this month’s Late Night BU was just decent.

They seemed to be enjoying themselves, yet many said the previous events were more creative and had more variety with their food selection.

“The Safari theme was my favorite because it had more material to work with,” said junior industrial engineering major Sarah Paulsen.

Freshman communication major Stephanie Robbons said she enjoyed the night’s festivities but thought they could have been improved upon.

“I think it’s great that Bradley started this program to prevent drinking, but this time could’ve been a lot better,” she said. 

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