The much-anticipated First Class Bash: A smashing success

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Hurricane Lee doesn’t stop UNB students from celebrating the start of the semester! The Student Representative Council pulled off a wildly successful first-class bash despite having to reschedule from September 16 to September 30. 

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Over 450 students bought tickets to the long-awaited event, which was scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Many students trickled in from 8 to 8:45 p.m., with the largest crowds of students showing up around 9:30 p.m.

The lights from Area 506 Waterfront Container Village could be seen across the harbour passage as students from UNB, DalMed, and plenty of guests gathered for the Student Representative Council’s first event of the year. 

An influx of partygoers started showing up between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. when the DJs The Cheeky Boys hit the stage and groups of friends hit the dance floor enthusiastically. 

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It was clear the SRC put a lot of time and planning into the event, as the night went on incredibly smoothly. SRC Executives Madison Worth, Walter Fuerniss, Kahlan Edwards, and Angel Côté were consistently interacting with students, always smiling as they were chatting, laughing, or taking pictures of the partygoers, as everyone enjoyed the massively successful event.

The makeshift dancefloor was electric as students grooved along to the songs, and compliments to the DJs were faintly heard under the overwhelming bass. Smiles, selfies, and masterful song dynamics were abundant as the DJs interacted with the crowd, always keeping the music lively and fun.  

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While there was a little bumping and crowding on the dance floor, security was amply present, ensuring that all the students were having a safe and fun time. Those who chose to forgo the dance floor were still entertained. Students were playing board games and doing puzzles within some of the containers while swarms of people were taking over the patch of synthetic green grass in front of the stage. Some students even dared to breakdance in front of the stage while others gleefully cheered them on. 

While speaking with students, it was clear that not just UNB Saint John students were excited about this event. Many people present travelled down from Fredericton, and some as far as Nova Scotia to enjoy the First Class Bash. UNB Fredericton student Matt told The Baron, “I heard that [First Class Bash] is always a good time, and I think they haven’t had one in a while, so I was excited to come down and have a good time.”

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Students also had access to food from El Taqueria and Out Laws Smoke House, as well as games ring toss, mini basketball nets, and a hacky sack at the back of the container village. The night didn’t end there. After the concert at the Container Village, groups continued the party uptown at Crave Lounge until early morning closing hours. 

Taylor is in her fifth year of her Bachelor of Arts/Education and is double majoring in English and Psychology. She has an affinity for all things Shakespeare, loves old books and has recently discovered a love for gardening! When not at school or work, you can find her perusing thrift stores, collecting beach glass, or watching birds. She is a proud Taylor Swift fan (we only listen to Taylor's Version here) and also believes pasta should be a food group and that gummy bears qualify as a healthy breakfast.