• Vegas Weekend
  • Vegas Weekend
  • Vegas Weekend
  • Vegas Weekend
  • Vegas Weekend
  • Vegas Weekend

Vegas Weekend

Berry’s Annual Vegas Weekend is widely anticipated by many students as one of the most action-packed weekends, and this year did not disappoint.

On Friday night, students sported white t-shirts and neon bandannas at the Black Light Dance in Richards Gym. Members of Berry’s music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha, served as DJs for the night and played music that ranged from techno to hip/hop and R&B.  Black lights, lasers, and a fog machine transformed the gym into a Vegas dance club.

Joe Crain, a freshman from Newnan, Ga., experienced his first Black Light Dance.

“The lights were really spectacular. There was a really fun atmosphere and a lot of the students went to it,” Crain said.

The Vegas theme continued Saturday when the student activities board transformed Krannert into an upscale casino.  Classic casino games like poker, roulette, and craps were rolling in the ballroom. No real money was used. Students could turn in their chips to enter a raffle for Schroeder's Deli, Steak 'n Shake, and Firehouse Subs gift certificates.

Guests who were waiting for their chance to play were able to mix, mingle, and sip “mocktails” in the lobby that had been converted into a swanky lounge.

“It was cool how they had people dealing cards who would actually work in a casino and knew what they were doing and were really helpful,” said sophomore Josh Hughes of Peachtree City, Ga.

Following the Casino Night festivities, impressionist Brandon Styles entertained the crowd with spot-on impersonations of Tom Petty, Christopher Walken, and John Mayer among others.

Photos by Student Photographer Mary Claire Stewart, video by Student Videographer Glenn Garrido and story by Student Public Relations Assistant Hayden Sloan