Glowfest goes BLUE to kickstart Welcome Week: This year promises to be bigger and better than Glowfests of the past

By Khea Pollard
Arts & Culture Editor

Shine bright like a glowstick. What better way to kick of the first week of school than to let loose and enjoy yourself by glowstick light? This year, the popular Welcome Week event traditionally known as Glowfest has been changed to “BLUE” in honor of USD.

BLUE is the electronic dance music show that will kick off the fall semester.
“We are trying to make this event more unique to the school itself,” event coordinator for BLUE, Bryan Patrick said. “This year’s festivities are going to be bigger and better than they have been in the past.”

Glowfest is an annual event put on by the Torero Program Board during Welcome Week. This year, Welcome Week begins Tuesday, Sept. 3 to end Sunday, Sept. 15. Returning students will have the chance to enjoy the campus before the stress of classes hits. The event also gives freshmen a chance to meet their peers in a relaxed and fun environment.

TPB will be offering the same unique experience as Glowfest has in the past but amplified.

BLUE 2013 will feature three different artists comprising three acts as opposed to the usual two acts. The official performance list has yet to be announced. TPB hopes to announce the final list by Friday, Aug. 30.

Students will enjoy two additional days for Welcome Week this year. BLUE will accompany a host of activities the same day including the Little Italy Farmers market and a tailgate before our football game versus Western New Mexico University.

The fun starts Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. and will be held in the Hanh University Center forums. Tickets can be purchased at the UC box office for five dollars for students and seven dollars for non-students.