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Blogging THON: Day 1

Though it is officially only 6 hours into THON, this first day has been a full one. I arrived at the Bryce Jordan Center around 4 p.m., shortly before the teams and their dancers arrived. I’ve yet to start feeling the effects of sleep deprivation, but I’m sure to be by my next update.

The highlight of today’s events was the revealing of this year’s line dance. Referencing events of the past year from the swine flu scare to David After Dentist, one might call it a “cultural zeitgeist of the past year”. If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the BJC tonight to learn the dance, check back here tomorrow for a how-to video. There have been tons of performers as well, including a capella groups NOTA and The Dreamers of Phi Mu Alpha, dance team RAM Squad, even Graham Spanier and The Family Brew.

Most THON organizations, both Greek and Independent still have at least a few representatives in the stands to hold their spots and support their dancers. I feel for anyone who is going to be here for the graveyard shift. Thankfully there are going to be events going on throughout the night. Also, if you weren’t able to get on the floor earlier, now might be a good time if you have access to a floor pass.

THON 2010 has been a blast so far, and there’s much more to come. We’ll be keeping you updated through the night, so check back often.

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Nick is a junior majoring in IST (the Internet) and CAS (saying things). He hopes to one day get paid to do this, but for now he is willing to do it for the fame. Besides writing for Onward State, he also puts things on the Internet here.

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