Hot wings and cool music at Rock Band Tournament

The crowd is roaring, the band is getting ready to play, and the smell of wings is in the air. It’s a great night for a concert. Who is everyone waiting to see?
They’re waiting for you playing Rockband!

On Sept. 17, 2010 the women’s rugby team held a free Rockband competition and wing night in the 1787 room of the campus center.

“It’s a way to get our name out there, give people something to do on a Friday night. And come on, free wings and free swag!” Meg Daly, member of the women’s rugby team said.

“It’s a way for us to do something fun for the campus. They support us so we support them. We have a game tomorrow, so it also helps us keep our girls safe before a game,” Brooke Suprenant, president of the women’s rugby club, said.

There was a sign-up sheet where groups of friends could sign up as a band to compete. The prizes consisted of Castleton merchandise, including a blanket, various shirts, a koozie, two water bottles and a flag.

“It’s great when clubs do this cause they all have their own friends that come out. That way it’s not just the same SGA people putting things on. It’s a great way to get people to late night stuff,” Justin Garritt, president of the SGA, said.

Though the posters advertised Beatles Rockband, unfortunately, the disc was broken. The club wasn’t about the cancel the event, though.

Instead they had Rockband 2 as well as Green Day Rockband for the competition. Both of which were a big hit. The entire room sang along to ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ by LIT, giving it a real concert feel.

“It’s a lot of fun. It’s good food and good entertainment,” Brian Bashaw said.

There were plenty of kids who were there for Rockband, and plenty of people who were there to support the rugby team. However, there were those few and proud who were there for the other reason.

“I just want the wings to be completely honest. Rockband is fun to watch, but I’m here for the wings,” Savanna Cortvriend said.

At the end of the night, the reigning Rockband champion team was a team of freshmen that had come out to compete. In second place was a team called NBL.

In the eyes of both the women’s rugby team and the student body, the night was a huge success.

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