Previously published in the Cardinal student newspaper
by Ena Moats, Cardinal staff
Good music, good people, and overall good vibes made this year’s Blue Angel, hosted by Phi Mu Alpha Nov. 8-9, a truly enjoyable show, and well worth the six dollars charged to many student accounts.
CAPTION: Phi Mu alpha brothers singing the final song at the 2013 Blue Angel concert. Photo by Janie Maki.
The hosts of the night, Director of Student Activities Lance Thompson and Director of Residence Life Brendan Dolan, provided many laughs along with their introductions of the real stars of the show: 20 musical groups made up of Saint Mary’s University students.
The wide variety of acts showcased students of all ages. From President of Phi Mu Alpha Miles Dunna’s performance in “Halfway to Miley” and Oldie Moldie All-Stars, to first-year student Elliut Fonseca’s contributions in “A Girl, a Guy, and a Guitar” and “Orange,” each was an example of the broad extent of talent that stretches across the campus.
Fonseca said it was a little intimidating at first to perform in front of his peers, “but it was also an honor,” he said, “especially considering that only a few freshmen got into the show.”
Popular titles that were covered in the show included “Royals” by Lorde, “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, and “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon, among others. The final song of the night was sung by all the members of the male music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha, to end the night with a feeling of community and brotherhood.
All performances were entertaining for the large crowds, especially for those lucky audience members who were chosen from a raffle to sit in the best seat in the house: a big comfy couch.
Alice Kaiser, a well-known Chartwells employee, was invited to sit on the honorary sofa for the ten o’clock show on Saturday. Alice commented on her position saying, “I just felt so loved.” Her favorite part of the night was the closing act with the Oldie Moldie performance, because she loved jamming to music from her own era.
Others who attended the show could be seen doing a similar sort of jamming in addition to dancing, singing and laughing in the Blue Angel atmosphere.