Thursday night a handful of students emerged from their usual studying to enjoy Luau TGIT (Thank Goodness It’s Thursday). Favorites such as van Morrison’s Brown-eyed Girl, the classic Have I Told You Lately that I Love You?, and Ace of Base’s I Shot the Sheriff were played island-style by the middle-aged male trio in Hawaiian button-downs.

The early end of the night saw some hula-hooping, as well as dancing, but like clockwork, at 10pm the beer-garten began to fill. Not an impressive TGIT showing, but not terribly shabby either.

The band took a break in the middle and DJ-ed songs like “Ice, Ice Baby” from our middle school dance days. The band returned with some unsurprising song selections (Beach Boys’ Surfin’ USA and the Chicken Dance among others) and, of course, complete with a conga line and game of limbo.

Though not every TGIT features a UD band (or even a live band), it’s always worth coming out to make a fool of yourself on the dance floor and share a beer with your fellow students (Or a couple. Or none at all for those under 21, sorry).

Best part of the night? It’s a toss up between a seminar buying me a Shiner (talk about a good friend…) and testing out my hula hoop skills–which I think peaked when I was 8 and have gone steadily down hill since.

Looking Ahead

Next Week: Q&A with UD’s own musical entertainment coordinators AND Dallas Year to Shakespeare in the Park: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Oct 1st, bring a picnic!)

Next Month: Art History Dept presents screening of History of the War in Lynch Hall October 28th.

Ongoing: TGIT (weekly), Cap House (monthly), Foreign Film Series (periodically), Brown Bag Lunch Musical Performances (periodically), Local theatre (periodically)

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