By Lauren Hunter
Student Life hosted its annual Resurrection Party, complete with music, dancing, food and a balloon drop, after the Easter Vigil Mass on Apr. 8, in the J.C. Williams Center.
After Mass, lit tiki torches directed people from Finnegan Fieldhouse to the party. Upon entering through the upper J.C. doors, pizza, donuts, walking tacos, instant ramen and water were being served.
The food ran out completely 20 minutes after the start of the party.
Throughout the J.C., designated rooms were set up with tables and chairs for people to take a break from the main party.
Most of the walls in the J.C. were decorated in posters which read “Alleluia” and “Let’s Party.”
Live music was performed throughout the night by a band made up of students and alumni. Students filled the atrium to dance and sing along.
The band performed “Classic” by MKTO, “As It Was” by Harry Styles, “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, “Galway Girl” by Ed Sheeran and more. Additionally, the Rev. Rufino Corona, TOR, came up on stage and performed “Hit Me Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears.
Break-dancers from Philadelphia came to entertain the event attendees while the band was on break.
Glow sticks and T-shirts were thrown from the upper balcony of the J.C. during different songs, while bubble machines blew bubbles through the air.
While the song “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was playing, thousands of balloons were dropped from nets on the ceiling onto the dancers below.
At the end of the party, while the band played “The Best Song Ever” by One Direction, the fire alarm sounded and everyone had to leave the J.C., bringing the party to an end.
Junior Judith Pohl said, “It was really super fun. I don’t think I’ve been to an Easter party this fun before, and I also think that the Vigil is the best Easter Mass I’ve ever been, second to St. Peter’s Square.”