Friday January 16 was a night full of “awesome” music and dancing at the ‘80s vs. ‘90s dance held in the OUC Ballroom by the Office of Student Activities staff and the Special Events Committee. Providing the music for the dance was DJ Mike Torres and live ‘80s and ‘90s band Lady’s Night.
“The theme of the dance was voted on by everyone who was on the Special Events Committee,” said Jenna Rossow a member of the Special Events Committee and a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. “A ton of time and paperwork was put into this dance so hopefully there’s a good turn out.”
Many people showed up dressed up to fit the theme, but a few didn’t come to the dance for the theme or the dancing.
“Mocktails, that’s what draws me to these activities,” said Matt Haslar, a senior Psychology major at CSU-Pueblo.
Some attendees of the dance who didn’t show up for the dancing, had a different opinion about the theme.
“I’m not really sure I like the theme of the dance because these were the most awkward decades of all time. Plus I’m not a big fan of ‘80s music and very little from the ‘90s,”said Josh Cozadd a sophomore double majoring in English and Music. “Both decades were very awkward and I can relate to that.”
Some passerbys also didn’t like the idea of ‘80s vs. ‘90s dance theme.
“I don’t like the theme of the dance because I’m more of a ‘60s and ‘70s kind of guy,” said an anonymous source who is a junior at CSU-Pueblo majoring in Math. “If I had to vote for the best era of the two, I would probably choose the ‘80s because of Ronald Regan. I’m not a big fan of any of the music played in either of those decades, it was bad hair, bad clothes, but good times.”
To some people the theme was a great idea but thought there could have been a change in music.
“The theme of the dance was good; the DJ just didn’t play any songs from that era so that kind of defeats the purpose of the theme. The theme is fun though because it’s not like high school dressing up was involved and that was pretty cool. I’m more of an ‘80s fan rather than ‘90s because the ‘90s was having an identity crisis and didn’t really know who it was,” said Haslar.
Check out C.M. Gray and Fred Carley’s video from the dance: