Music, dance groove the Grove: Lip Sync proves to be “raving” success

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An urgent email was sent out March 10, which read, “Lip Sync… is in trouble and needs your help.”

At the time of the email, only three groups had signed up to perform for the annual Lip Sync show.  In order for the show to proceed, at least five had to sign up. The email said that “the show [would] not go on” without the minimum five acts.

However, a total of five groups did sign up to perform, and the show was a success, according to ACE Board Chairman Joseph Plaugher.

“We had about 400 students attend Lip Sync, and the [University Center] was full to capacity. Each year the talent improves and this year was no exception; each group was very prepared and demonstrated a wide range of musical styles,” Plaugher said.

The MCs for the evening were Plaugher and Blaise Holden, who provided introductions for each act and drew attention to a booth set up to collect donations to help relief efforts in Japan.

Lip Sync finished with he Pi Rho Maniacs from the Pi Kappa Rho Fraternity taking first place.

A group of students called “07” took second place in third was “Weed Be Pimpin.”

Cash prizes were given to the top three performances, ranging from $150 for the first place group to $50 for the third place group.

After Lip Sync, the U.C. dining area was transformed into a dance floor, where Alex McDonald, a 2010 Pacific graduate, DJ-ed for the Goodwill Prom. According to Plaugher, senior Dane Brist also provided live video mixing, or “VJ-ing.”

Another senior, Tina Randall, has been responsible for making the Goodwill Prom tradition a success for the last three years.  The dance encourages students to utilize recycled fashion.

“We look forward to keeping the tradition alive after Tina graduates,” said Plaugher.

“Overall, the night was a roaring success,” said Plaugher.


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