On Friday, Sep. 12, the UNB-SRC went all out for the First Class Bash. The bash started at 10 p.m. and ran until 2 a.m.
With a “red rave” theme and a tent set up in UNBSJ’s quad for the bash, first year and upper year students alike were eager for the event.
Students and their guests were encouraged to wear red and black, UNBSJ’s colours, to the bash. The SRC even hired DJ Red Skittlez to stay within the Red Rave theme.
Bartender Bree Chauvin enjoyed the bash just as much as the students, despite being behind the bar all night. When asked if she was having fun, Chauvin expressed her enthusiasm and excitement about the bash, saying, “I was having just as much fun if not more. I was able to see it all from a different point of view.”
Upon being asked what the best part of being a bartender was, Chauvin stated, “I love being a bartender. It gives me a whole other appreciation for events such as these.”
After talking about the bash further, Chauvin commented, “I have never been to one before, but I can see what all the rave is about. It’s fantastic! Props to the SRC who organized such an awesome night!”
Jen Brown, VP of Student Affairs and bartender for the bash, stated that the highlight of the evening was “around 11:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. when people start pilling into the tent!”
Brown, who has attended many of the bashes thrown at UNBSJ, knows what the typical turnout is for this specific event, and said, “I think the turnout to this bash was similar to previous years, everyone wants to be at the First Class Bash!”
The turn out of the bash was around 600, which is close to what it has been in previous years.
While many students enjoyed the event, some were not as impressed. Throughout the bash, some students openly expressed their disappointment that the bash had not lived up to their expectations. Namely, due to DJ being two hours late. Despite the DJ’s tardiness, students danced and had a good time until the early hours of the morning.