’80s Glow Party attracts staggering crowd


Maggie Hancock

A brave guy gets in the middle of the dance circle at the Glow Party and goes down into a split. The Glow Party was held at Legends on Saturday night, August 22nd.

Jordan Parkhurst

Story on the event can be found below the pictures.

Correction: In a story published Aug. 25 about the ’80s DJ glow party that was hosted at Legends on Aug. 22 by the National Panhellenic Council and the Appalachian Popular Programming Society, The Appalachian erroneously reported that the attendance for the event was 377 students. The attendance was actually 773.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Hundreds of students crowded into Legends on Saturday to take part in an ’80s DJ glow party. The party, held by the National Panhellenic Council and the Appalachian Popular Programming Society, saw an attendance of 773 students.

Tiffany Carter, a senior and the current president of NPHC, spoke about the long-standing plan for the event and the overwhelming turnout.

“In May, we started to plan this party, and I could not have imagined having a line past the gas station,” Carter said. “I picked everything. It is an NPHC party, but [APPS] were the ones getting the people here. Now that they’re inside, we’re the ones getting the party started.”

Senior Jack Leff attended the event to relieve stress before his final year.

“The dance groups were really great and the energy from the room was infectious- this is the best way to chill out before the beginning of the school year,” senior biology major Jack Leff, said.

Katie Bond, a junior accounting major, is normally too busy to attend community events, but the “glow sticks, dress code, and dancing” drew her in.

“I would absolutely love to see more events like this,” Bond Said. “This is awesome.”

The event not only had glow sticks, said Carter, but also choreographed entertainment and music provided by entertainment DJ Reece from Hilltop Entertainment.

Story: Jordan Parkhurst, Intern A&E Reporter

Photos: Halle Keighton