The University of Houston held it’s annual Glow Party event in Lynn Eusan park on Thursday, August 26, and it was worth the hype.
The student organization leaders started getting to work around 6:45, setting up mountains of glow stick necklaces, glasses, and bunny ears on tables around the park. Pizza, soda, and waters got set up in preparation for the huge number of students who would be there in 2 hours.
While me, Sasser (Station Engineer), and Brandon (Station Director) unboxed all our supplies, the DJs chilled in the background. Occasionally the start of a song would play along with some strobe light cues, but when the actual event started, it became clear that these guys were the real deal.
The DJ group played a mix of music ranging from 90’s to modern day, but mostly centered around the hits of the 2010’s. I started out handing out glow decorations to everyone, but eventually we ran out of supplies and I migrated to the stage to get some shots with Brandon. From there, the concrete pavilion was literally shaking under our feet–the bass was that loud. And all the partygoers were super into it. To add to the hype, some of the student organization leaders got onstage and shot glow paint at the crowd from water guns.
The energy was unreal. Nearest to the stage was a crowd of dancing students, and further back were smaller clusters of people eating pizza and chilling. The LED’s were so bright that everyone was bathed in the same vibrant lighting. During the last song, any reservations the DJs had with their lighting cues were let go–the colors went wild, showering everyone in bright reds, oranges, purples, and greens.
If you want in on other events like this one, to get to know your fellow students, just go to the Get Involved tab on AccessUH and look for upcoming events!