Happy Fall Festival! Stay tuned for updates of today’s festivites throughout the day and night. Bon Journey, Sugar Ray and Ke$ha are our artists for the Vibe Live concert, with Aziz Ansari headlining the Out Loud comedy show.
Congratulations to Hofstra Habitat for Humanity, Student Government Association and Resident Student Association, their Toy Story float captured first place in the float judging contest.
Second place went to the Star Wars float, from Sigma Pi and Delta Phi Epsilon
And third place went to Wizard of Oz, from Phi Delta Theta and Delta Gamma
Best Banner: Wizard of Oz Phi Delta Theta and Delta Gamma
Alumni Booster Participation: Star Wars Delta Phi Epsilon and Sigma Pi
The new Hofstra King and Queen
Congratulations to Justin Smith and Rachel Tom-Quinn, our new Hofstra King and Queen!
Fall Festival Live Blog
Photographers were on the scene to capture every moment of Fall Festival. If a University photographer took a picture of you at the event, chances are you’ll find it in the album below.
Here is a list of the student organizations and their respective floats:
Hofstra Danceworks – Batman
Phi Delta Theta – Wizard of Oz
Delta Phi Epsilon and Sigma Pi – Star Wars
African Fraternal Sororal Alliance – The Lion King
Alpha Phi and Delta Chi - Pirates of the Caribbean
Apha Theta Beta and Pi Kappa Alpha – Jurassic Park
Hofstra Habitat for Humanity, SGA and RSA – Toy Story
Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Delta Tau – Monsters Inc
Sigma Alpha Mu and Tau Epsilon Phi – Alice In Wonderland
Alpha Epsilon Phi and Alpha Epsilon Pi - Moulin Rouge
More photos of the floats.
Now it’s time for the show! The first band to go on is Bon Journey, a tribute band that plays the hits of Bon Jovi and Journey. Yes, that means the audience was treated to professional renditions of “Livin’ On A Prayer”, “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Wanted Dead or Alive”, while enjoying the sounds of Journey’s big songs like “Separate Ways (World’s Apart)”, “Any Way You Want It”, “Faithfully” and of course, “Don’t Stop Belivin’.”
— Kristin Neuman (@kristinneuman) September 28, 2013
Bon Journey is amazing.
— Peej (@petis_peener) September 28, 2013
After Bon Journey, it was Sugar Ray’s turn to rock the Fall Festival crowd! But before hitting the stage, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath was interviewed by WRHU. He was very excited to be here!
At Hofstra University for Fall Fest, we'll be sharing the stage with Kesha tonight…
— mark mcgrath (@mark_mcgrath) September 28, 2013
Students were very excited to meet the band.
I can't wait to meet sugar ray #soexcited
— Danielle Klein (@daniellek8895) September 28, 2013
Seeing Sugar Ray and Kesha in concert at Hofstra. I like this school
— Brianna Hansen (@BriannnaHansen) September 28, 2013
— James Munro (@aboyonthepodium) September 28, 2013
They performed all of their hits, like “Every Morning”, “When It’s Over”, “Someday” and of course, their number 1 hit, “Fly.” The band didn’t miss a beat, the crowd sang along to nearly every song.
Thank you Hofstra University, you guys are excellent hosts! #FallFest thanks for letting us be a small part if it!
— mark mcgrath (@mark_mcgrath) September 28, 2013
After Sugar Ray’s set, the crowd started to become anxious. They knew Ke$ha was coming on stage in a matter of minutes. DJ Whatevea aroused the audience with his pleas to “make some noise” while spinning today’s club hits. Some member of the audience started dancing with each other while others continued to get louder as they continuously called out Ke$ha’s name. Suddenly the music stopped and the stage lights went out. Smoke started to fill the stage as red lights began to shine on the floor. The audience exploded, they knew what was about to happen. Ke$ha’s backup dancers came out first….and then…
Ke$ha descended from the back of the stage and went right into “Die Young”. The audience went wild, dazzled by her light show and amazed at the talent of her backup dancers, they were singing along to all of her hits, like “Tik Tok”, “Crazy Kids, “Your Love is My Drug” and “Blow”. Check out what they were saying on Twitter.
— AnnMarie (@annamariac57) September 28, 2013
KESHA AT COLLEGE WAS THE BEST IDEA EVER!!!! #HUFALLFEST
— peighton. (@_peighton_) September 29, 2013
Kesha AND Aziz Ansari in one night?? Wow I love Hofstra
— Danielle Klein (@daniellek8895) September 29, 2013
See more pictures from Ke$ha’s performance.
After Ke$ha’s performance, fireworks went off in the intramural fields.
Fall Festival concludes with the Out Loud comedy show featuring Aziz Ansari. Aziz had the audience laughing throughout his show, focusing on the challenges of maintaining a relationship in the era of text-messaging.
— Nadia Italiano (@sundance_kid13) September 29, 2013
— Heather Steele (@HeatherSteele54) September 29, 2013
We made a Storify to capture the social conversation around the entire Fall Festival. It was fun live blogging everything that was going on and hope you had a great time.
— Megan Andrews (@megsandrews) September 29, 2013
— Tori Florczyk (@ToriFlorczyk) September 29, 2013
— Frederick (@ahale99) September 29, 2013