Fresher’s Week: The Welcome Party

Last Sunday, I started university with Freshers Week. First of all was the Welcome Party, which was a massive gig with performances from Guy Alderton, Duke and finally, BBC Radio 1 DJ’s Scott Mills and Chris Stark. Over the course of the late evening (from 10pm to 1am), I bumped into my room mates and course mates and had a good chat and dance with them all. Overall, it was a great start to my university life. So, what did I think of the evening?

DJ Guy Alderton

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Guy Alderton was the perfect warm-up act for the Welcome Party’s performances. Dropping awesome remixes of current hits and all-time favourites (such as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop), Guy’s set was fresh and interesting. His interaction with the crowd also made him the perfect support act for the Welcome Party.

 

Duke

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Admittedly, I was quick to judge this act. Beat-boxing was never really my thing and I was rather bored fifteen minutes in. However, after the band explained their unique beat-boxing talents, I was in awe. Duke’s ability to recreate the best and well-known dance tracks, using nothing more than a guitar and a voice, is unbelievable and incredible. A really interesting and entertaining act!

 

Scott Mills and Chris Stark

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Then, for the last act of the evening, we were introduced to Scott Mills and Chris Stark. Whilst I could only see the first few minutes of their set, their song choices as well as their ability to engage with the crowd was excellent. As well as that, when they experienced a technical hiccup early on in their set, the duo were quick to recover and provide alternative entertainment. A great DJing duo, Mills and Stark brought a great night of dance and celebrations to a close.

 

So that was the Welcome Party, and it was a blast! Next up on my event agenda is a comedy show next week, Mega Games with Tom Webb, which a review will be up on the blog soon!

Liam

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