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Owl Quality, Owl Radio host live music event ahead of finals week

Organizers wanted to help students destress before exams.

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Owl Quality, Owl Radio host live music event ahead of finals week

Students lined up for food trucks during the Glowfest party. Violet Castano | Photo Editor

Students lined up for food trucks during the Glowfest party. Violet Castano | Photo Editor

Students lined up for food trucks during the Glowfest party. Violet Castano | Photo Editor

Students lined up for food trucks during the Glowfest party. Violet Castano | Photo Editor

Makayla Purvis, Contributing Writer

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Food trucks and hip-hop and EDM performances could be found on the Housing Lawn last Friday as students took part in “GlowFest.”

Hosted by Owl Quality and Owl Radio, the event looked to provide stress relief before finals week started. The event’s name stemmed from the glow-in-the-dark accessories organizers handed out.

“I feel like there’s an absence of purely runned student activity here at FAU and I want to fill that gap up. We also wanted to give students a way to destress before finals,” Owl Quality President Adrian Morris said.

The organization helps promote student organizations as well as local businesses through on-campus events.

GlowFest had two separate events, a day and night time portion. During the day, 15 or so students attended a pool party at the Campus Rec Center where a DJ played music. The “pre-game” event lasted about three hours.

The main event started promptly at 8 p.m. and ended at midnight. As part of the event, the Resident Student Association and Student Government brought in food trucks on the Housing Lawn in which free meals were provided to the first 500 students who attended.

Two different stages featured EDM, hip-hop, and indie performances from students.

The Nations Multi-Purpose Room in the Housing building featured EDM music as glow-in-the-dark accessories were thrown to the audience.

Organizers of GlowFest handed out glow sticks for the event. Kevin Carver | Contributing Photographer

 

On the Housing Lawn, a DJ played hip-hop music in between performances from student artists Pajama Josh, Lauren Perkins, Keshin Martin, Kei, Dyverse, Gr8ness, Supergold, and 2ner.

“It was amazing. The band, Supergold, is unexpectedly really good and they are better than other bands that I’ve listened to,” freshman business management major Jacob Maurer said.

Alongside free shirts and other merchandise, there were different stations in which people could paint themselves with colorful powder paint and take photos.

Despite the event mainly consisting of live performances, there were only 20 or so students at each of the different stages. The majority of those in attendance flocked to the food trucks, which had long lines throughout the night.

While organizers said the turnout could’ve been better, they were still proud of the event overall.

“It was amazing to bring different people together and expose different genres to them. I believe that it can be really successful if it’s planned maybe a year in advance [instead of one semester],” Owl Radio volunteer DJ Aimee Laclaustra said.

Makayla Purvis is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].

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