February 15, 2013 at 2:23 PM
In just a little over two hours, the Bryce Jordan Center will be filled to the brim like a colorful whirlwind of dancing and pride just for the kids.
But for now, students are anxiously waiting across the street of the BJC, place holding with hopes of getting designated, coveted seats for the 2013 Interfratenity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.
However, it was not all fun and games getting to this essential line. Students, early in the hours of the morning, made their way over to the BJC only to be told they were standing in the wrong area.
That was when sheer chaos broke loose.
At the command of a police officer, the students had to move to the now designated spot across the street from the BJC, and an all out race began with the goal of getting the first spot in line.
For Nathaniel Fuentes, who got up at 7 a.m. this morning, and arrived by 8 a.m., this "sprint" was how he lost his early spot in line.
"We were waiting on the corner of University Drive and Curtin Road, and then everything started to look like Black Friday and everyone was racing," Fuenetes (freshman-criminology) said. "So that's how we lost our spot."
Although the sprint may not have ended well in Fuentes' favor, it did wonders for Lily List, who currently is in the front of the massive line.
"I went to put something in my car and I ducked behind cars and ran," List (freshman-mining engineering) said. "The person that was next to me is now way in the back, so I'm here for the next four hours by myself."
By chance, luck, or by fortunately having speed and agility, students that have been in line all morning will soon get to see THON 2013 come to life, in their earned coveted seats.