Dancing has transformed since the old days. Instead of learning how to salsa, properly hip with the hop, or ballroom dance, people have come up with their own style of “dancing”. I use ” ” because I don’t know if you can really classify the way that people move as dancing. Personally, I have never been a fan of this sort of “dancing” but I digress. However, after the inauguration we had one of the fanciest events that I have ever attended.
To finish off the weekend of festivities, Colby held an Inaugural Ball for the whole community. Everyone was chitter chattering about it all over campus leading up to the event. The day before the ball, there was a spectacular display of fireworks and desserts on the quad. Desserts included candy apples, cake pops, candy, and of course apple cider and coffee. Food is always the most important thing for me. The fireworks were also beautiful, lasting much longer than expected. It got everyone fired up for the big dance.
So at normal events, people dance in the manner that I talked about earlier. They “dance”. But this event was so formal, with distinguished guests, such as professors and the President, and you wouldn’t want them to see you “dancing”. Thus, everyone classied it up. There were classy appetizers, classy music (live band who were amazing), classy chandeliers, even classy couches to sit on if you got tired. Along with that everyone was dolled up in classy suits and dresses. Everyone danced normally! It was a normal, beautiful, classy ball. It was magical.
That’s what I love about Inauguration Weekend. You are inspired to do more, work harder, and be a better person. Change is always scary, but it is necessary for growth. Although Colby is already an amazing college, there is still more that we can do. More that we can become.