February 24, 2008

What Went Wrong?

Both the Impromptu Dance Party and Mazel Tov Matthew had disappointing turnouts.

On Friday night, less than half the Villard Room was filled, and the event never really reached its peak. Last night's party was fun for a bit, mainly when Asslaughter played the hora, but most people left by 1am. The Mug, on the other hand, had a large turnout last night.

So why the disinterest? Is everyone still recovering from last weekend's Girl Talk/Seven Deadly? We weren't expecting much from UpC. Parties never seem to work there. We think Mazel Tov would have worked in the Aula.

In our poll, more Mads readers are excited for next week's Heaven and Hell than Mazel Tov, but over half of you didn't care for either.

What went wrong?

UPDATE: Just to clarify, Mads attended both of these events and had a lot of fun. We are only expressing our disappointment with the turn out, and don't measure the success of an event by the crowd it draws.

17 comments:

Danny said...

Don't credit asslaughter for playing the hora, that was the davison and cushing presidents' doing.

Anonymous said...

Mazeltov may not have had a huge turnout but it was incredible!!!!!

Anonymous said...

dude, i had a blast

Anonymous said...

A small turnout doesn't always mean the party goes bust. I had a great time at IDP.

Anonymous said...

mazeltov was amazing

and does it matter who played the hora? everyone had fun, that's what counts.

i think this blog and its readers create beef between dj whatever and dj so-and-so that doesn't even matter and probably isn't even there.

i'm sure these people just wanna have fun and help people have a good time. i don't think they're out to ruin parties or compete with each other.

Anonymous said...

MAZELTOV MATTHEW WAS wicked fun. go john rothman

Anonymous said...

Mazel tov was definitely one of my favorites of the year.
Any dance which features *NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, "I'm a Genie in a Bottle" and the electric slide is a serious win.

Anonymous said...

the mug was wak, trust. it was supposed 2 b bsu mug nite in honor of "for colored girls," and people began leaving around 1:30. it was no where near as packed as it could have been.

and why the new title on top? 2400 voices? sounds like a bite off of blog9.

Anonymous said...

any party featuring planets as a decoration is a winner in my book

Anonymous said...

haha, im with 2:34, go john rothman. i love that guy

Anonymous said...

i feel like people would have been hesitant to go to a party celebrating a Christian coming of age ritual. no?

Anonymous said...

anything Cushing hosts is phenomenal...cause cushing doesn't quit!

Anonymous said...

nah key, matthew's first communion celebration is in april

Anonymous said...

cushing doesn't quit is the most idiotic dorm slogan. every other dorm but cushing agrees.

Anonymous said...

no, cushing agrees.

Anonymous said...

what went wrong is that there's a new dance every weekend. why would people get super excited about any one in particular when they know they can just attend a different one the next night?

heaven and hell is a well established event (it's been one of the top 3 parties of the year for many years), but with the preponderance of knock off dances this year it's no wonder that it isn't more highly anticipated.

i understand that every org want to throw great and successful events, but when they occur so often they're no longer special.

that being said, go to heaven and hell and dress up because it is always awesome!

Respire said...

I feel IDP was pretty successful. The Villard Room is hard as hell to fill up, so it often looks lackluster - especially following the Girl Talk weekend.
I encourage people to attend parties not because of the amount of people. One of the most obnoxious things I hear about events is that someone isn't going because "not enough people are there yet." Might the problem be that everyone has the exact same idea and the event can never get off the ground?
After hearing that exact phrase, I returned to IDP and it was going great. No, it wasn't packed to capacity, but it was jumpin.

Morale of the story: don't take someone's word for it, go see for yourself. Also don't judge on the amount of people - if there's not enough people for you to feel comfortable dancing with, start a buddy system.