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Top 5 Things I Loved About Arts Fest 2010

I am a big Arts Fest fan. I flew in late Friday night and was extremely pumped to be back at Penn State. Here are my top 5 things I loved about this year’s Arts Fest:

1. Chalk. Italian Painting. Whatever it is, it’s awesome. I actually bought (okay, my boyfriend bought) a $5 block to do our own drawing in (my boyfriend just made me include that he, indeed, made the ocean look so beautiful). See photo on the top to see our masterpiece. See the ones on the bottom to see what a real artist does.

2. Glass. I think glass art is fascinating. There were several booths that I stopped by and admired art at, but for some reason I was into the glass displays this year.

3. Perkasie. This band played on the Shell Stage at 3:30 on Saturday. Though I was only walking by to the improv show in the Forum, I had to stop and listen to a couple of songs, because this band just blew me away. They sounded like a mix of The Dear Hunter and The Hush Sound, which is awesome. I would absolutely recommend you look them up and give them a listen (no photo here, sorry. Instead I will replace with a generic Arts Fest photo).

4. Full Ammo Improv. If you’ve never seen an improv show, you’re really missing out. These guys put on a great show, as usual.

5. No Refund Theatre put on a comedy called The 39 Steps. If I didn’t get enough laughs during the improv show, I got plenty during this performance. There were four main actors who played an average of 15 characters throughout the play. The outfit changes and accent changes were brilliant, and though I wanted to be outside all day, I wouldn’t trade seeing that play for any other event on campus.

I made a lot of friends, saw people I probably won’t see for a long time again, and had a blast checking out all of the art and performances.

Share your favorite Arts Fest moments in the comments.

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Melanie Versaw

Melanie is a senior majoring in both Marketing and Advertising. She enjoys blowing bubbles, beating boys in Mario Kart, and going to concerts. Oh, and she takes photographs, as well.

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