Guitars Unplugged was held in the Hart Auditorium June 18 at 8 p.m. The show started off with a count down from the crowd and then the music began. The first gro to play was Nik and Parker who started off the evening singing “Good Love is on the Way.”
“I think my favorite performance was Tanning Time who sang “Please Don’t Go.” They were amazing,” said Chantel Stokes, a sophomore studying photography.
The show had a Hawaiian theme. Students received leis on their way into the auditorium and the stage was decked out in palm trees and a setting sun for the backdrop.
As the night progressed the sunset background got increasingly lower and stars started to appear on the screen as well as a synthetic fire on the stage. After “We Think We Failed our Math Class” performed “Stand Tall” the MC appeared with a tiki torch and lei, wearing a grass skirt over his jeans and encouraged the crowd to stand while free stuff was thrown to the audience.
“The best thing about the guitars unplugged show every year is that it showcases so much student talent and that we get to see just how much talent this school really has,” said Ryan Jeppson, a ser senior studying accounting.
Between the performances they also had a raffle for the students to win a picture from “Picture Perfect” and they announced the various student-run snack stands that were also set in the building.
“My favorite performances of the night were Emma Huntington playing the ukelele and singing “Simple Love” and the second to last performance by “In our own World” who played “Happily Ever After,” said Haley Buck, a freshman studying heath science.
The final performance was by “We are the Epicenter” playing “Rocketeer.” After the performance the evening was wrapped with a student dance in the stadium.