By Emily Littleton
The third annual End-of-the-Year Bash took place May 8 at Barefoots Joe and included performances from Flying Colours, Pseudoshark and All the Indians.
Students created the party a few years ago to unite the Union community and give local musicians a chance to demonstrate their creativity.
“There is a really great and vibrant creative community at Union that gets stifled a lot because they don’t have more outlets,” said Rob Griffith, senior English major and member of Flying Colours. “I’m trying to give bands a chance to do what they do in front of their friends.”
Griffith said he hopes to give other soon-to-be graduates “a chance to go out with a bang.”
While not an official university-sponsored event, the party has grown popular with students as a way to celebrate the end of the year and the artistic talent of their peers.
“I like what I see [the party] doing for the community … it’s good for the students to see their friends performing and see that kind of artistic earnestness affirmed,” said Kathleen Hartsfield, a senior public relations major who has attended every end-of-year party. “I feel like I’m part of something bigger than myself when I’m there.”