Midnight Mojo Boo Bash a success
Published: Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012 12:10
It’s Halloween. That time of the year when you are permitted to dress like anyone or anything you can imagine.
Friday Oct. 26 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., UNO’s Maverick Productions unleashed some spooky fun during the Midnight Mojo Halloween event Boo Bash hosted at the College of Public Administrations and Community Service (CPACS). Midnight Mojo is a late night program free to all UNO students with Mavcards. Organized monthly, the events consist of fun activities ranging from free games and food. This year's events have been at the Amazing Pizza Machine and at HPER for swimming and rock climbing.
The Boo Bash Halloween party had roughly 200 student attendees. All in a variety of costumes. There was Bo from “Dukes of Hazzard,” the “Angel of death,” a fairy godmother, King Kong, a cowboy, the “three witches,” bride of Chucky, and many others. For some students like Vincy Kuang, an exchange student from China, it was their first Midnight Mojo outing.
“This is really amazing,” Kuang said while dancing to the “Cha cha slide” with the rest of the outgoing crowd of students.
A costume contest was held as well as a pumpkin carving contest but the winners are yet to be announced. The lucky winners will get a $50 gift card to the UNO bookstore. Winners will be announced on Maverick Production's official Facebook page.
At the pumpkin carving stations, there was an excessive flow of creativity. A drunk pumpkin, a sad pumpkin, a ghost pumpkin, a scared pumpkin, an evil one, name it and you could find it in the village of pumpkins.
Attendees were treated to hot apple cider, popcorn, caramel-dipped apples, dirt cups (pudding, gummy worms and Oreos), cookies and more even more candy. Free T-shirts were also given to the first 200 students. At 9:45 p.m. the theater opened for movies, “Shaun of the Dead” followed by “Young Frankenstein.”
“Gangnam style,” a single by the South Korean rapper PSY, got everyone in a circle jumping and showing off their savvy interpretations of the song’s signature dance moves. Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA,” Katy Perry’s “TGIF” and a variety of other music, kept people on their feet for most of the night.
Maverick Productions is looking forward to its next big event on campus. Homecoming week which begins on Nov. 4 will offer an array of enthralling events. For more information visit mavprod.unomaha.edu