For the first time in a long time, the Sarah Lawrence college campus was in a frenzy. Whispers were exchanged, tweets were sent, Facebook invitations were confirmed, and an incredible turnout appeared at the Beyonce themed party in the Blue Room on Friday, February 28. Only Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child music was allowed at this much-hyped event. Doors opened at 10PM, but an hour into the evening the Blue Room was packed with a huge line going out the door. A nice change from previous Blue Room events was that pizza, garlic bread rolls, and soda were provided for attendees.
Despite the build up, by the end of the night I was disappointed. To be fair, the Blue Room was the most packed that I had ever seen it and people seemed to be having a good time; however, the regular pauses in between music made the atmosphere awkward. At one point in the night there were five whole minutes when dancefloor denizens chanted “no music.” In addition, the DJ’s tried cut and mix up the songs too much—just play the full song! I felt that it should have been a no-brainer to make a playlist and simply press play, seeing as only one artist was being represented. We didn’t want anything fancy—just our Queen Bey!