The fall formal review: A shakey success

By Renee DiPietro
November 9, 2000

Lights brightened the dance floor and the formal was over, but those who survived lingered around to talk to old friends, new friends or just to hang out and hold on to the night a little longer.

The Fall Formal took place last Saturday, held at the Radisson Hotel in Valley Forge. The hotel was a knock out from afar. A beautiful fountain greeted guests stimulating an exciting and hopeful feeling for a unique night, which the dance surely provided.

Junior Patty Boerckel, biology major, enjoyed the dance. “Public safety had a strong presence, but everyone kept dancing and having a good time.”

Students who were not asked to leave for illegal reasons, such as under-age drinking, were asked to leave shortly after the dance ended. Time had run out literally the second after one in the morning.

“I’m not saying you have to go home, but you have to get out of this room,” the DJ said to the congregation who were still catching their breath from dancing.

He did not ruin the moment, but just added to the uptightness of the whole night. The preview for the dance last week warned all interested in attending that all rules and regulations of the school handbook applied, but some were surprised at the seemingly additional measures campus security exhibited.

The constant theme of those being escorted away for underage drinking was annoying throughout the night, but fun was still had by those who abided by the rules, or just were too sneaky to get caught.

“I had fun at the dance and was happy with the turn out,” senior Brian O’Connell said. “It was like any old regular, fun Cabrini dance.”

Attendants danced to every song, and if the song was not a typical dancing song, creative ones invented moves to entertain a crowded circle. Those in attendance also sang, relaxed and dedicated songs to others as a class, as friends, and as teammates. Pictures were snapped all night since a formal does not happen every Saturday.

If one lasted till the end of the night and still was not smiling, the case may have been the cauliflower and carrots were not filling enough or he was wondering how that hole got in his pocket, not realizing the expensive cost of the cash bar.

“For 30 bucks,” said sophomore Michael Kazanjian, “there better be lobster next time.”

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