Published: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
In light of noise complaints last year regarding the Homecoming dance held in the Mod lot, the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) made the best out of an unfortunate community relations situation by moving the event to the House of Blues. This location offered a fantastic ambiance for students to enjoy the dance, and gave student DJs the chance to showcase their talents utilizing the resources of a professional venue. The process of loading buses at Conte Forum was one that, considering the number of attendees, was well executed. However, the most significant hiccup of the night came when students attempted to get into the club, policed by an overwhelmed staff of House of Blues bouncers. The fact that there was seemingly no organized method by which students were to enter the club led to a mass exodus from the buses and subsequent mob scene that left some students trampled, and generally disgruntled. The chaos of the scene also meant that some students were wrongly profiled as being "too inebriated to enter" and, thus, were sent home without appeal. Although this aspect of the night was poorly handled, for the majority of attendees, it was a minor glitch in what most agreed was a wonderful alternative to a dance in the Mod lot.