by Jessica Snow
The lights were bright, the volume of the music comfortable and the events were fun. This year’s Midnight Madness celebration was very different from those of the past, and far superior.
The sides of the Dixon Center gym were lined with concessions, raffle ticket-hockers and various other tables. Cabrini’s radio station was represented, advertising it’s new name “89.1, WYBF-FM, The Burn.”
The night started out with the usual array of silly contests and prizes, which lead to one of the highlights of the evening for many of the spectators as sophomores Derick Colonello, Ian Duncan and Anthony D’Aleo did a dance to the N’Sync song “It’s Gonna Be Me.”
“I’ve waited my whole life to do an N’Sync dance in front of millions of people,” Colonello said.
He will have to wait for a crowd of millions, but Colonello did describe the experience as “everything I imagined it would be.”
In black and blue outfits however, the crowd’s favorite attraction was the newly reformed dance team. Many commented that the troupe’s performance was too short and left them wanting more.
“This was by far the best Midnight Madness in a long time,” Senior Nick Luchko, president of the Student Government Association, said.
“I can vouch for that,” senior Lisa Finegan said, “In my five years here at Cabrini never before have I seen such an incredible turnout. Being a huge N’Sync fan, I am having trouble deciding whether the impersonators or the dance team was better.”
“Derick Colonello can be my Justin Timberlake anytime,” Finegan added referring to one of the real members of the five piece pop sensation.
The purpose of the night is to signify the beginning of the basketball season for both the men’s and women’s teams which were announced before playing a few games and entertaining more than 300 student spectators.