By ERIC ANDERSON
Chump, Ozstatic, Mighty Mahogany, Piece of Mind, Voice of Reason are not words or phases that you scream when a sweaty cab driver cuts in front of you or when your landlord asks you to do your cleaning check, again. They are bands that will play during the biggest campus party of the year Fall Fling, tonight. Guess what? This party is absolutely free!
The bands, which play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the SWKT Quad, are only a small portion of the party. A top 40s dance hosted by radio station 94.9 runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Marigold Quad.
Various games, including Sumo Wresting, can be played from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Checker Board Quad located just outside of the Twilight Zone. Prizes for winners of the games come from Powerhouse Gym and several local restaurants and hotels.
A magician will perform one show from 9:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the ELWC Ballroom. “The Power of One” will be shown from midnight until about 2 a.m. The movie will be projected on the east side of the James E. Talmadge Mathematical Sciences/Computer Building.
Volunteers have worked hundreds of service hours to prepare for this activity.
Craig Coleby, a BYUSA executive director of campus activities, estimates that over 500 volunteer hours have been put into Fall Fling in the last two weeks alone.
Volunteers are very clear about what they want to have happen at tonight’s Fall Fling.
“We want every student who comes to have an excellent experience and come away knowing that BYUSA is here to serve them and feel that campus is a friendlier place,” said Stephanie Ford, a BYUSA executive director of campus activities, who has worked closely with Coleby to plan and implement this event.
Activities have been planned to please a variety of groups.
“The Newlywed Game is for married couples and the Magic Show should be fun for families,” Coleby said. A variety dance — which includes country, Latin and hula — is an alternative to the top 40s dance.
Free food will be served during the many activities — pizza, popsicles and popcorn for the movie.
Rather than charge students a fee to participate in Fall Fling activities, BYUSA is asking that students donate food and clothing.
Kim McClellan, a BYUSA program director for Fall Fling, said BYUSA is “collecting food and clothing to donate to local charities.”
” We will be collecting these items beginning Friday at 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. Saturday morning,” she said. “Items will be collected in front of the Harold B. Lee Library.”
For further information about Fall Fling or other BYUSA events, call the BYUSA hotline at 378-7778.