This year, Pacific University’s Activities and Cultural Events (ACE) Board is planning a Halloween concert and carnival with other groups, sororities and clubs around campus, including the Deltas, Philos, AKDs, Pirhos and the International Students. Monster Mash, as the event has been named, will offer free entertainment, free food and free prizes and take place Oct. 27 from 6-11:30 p.m.
The concert and carnival will take place in the upper level of the University Center (UC). Students will be able to interact in about 10 different fun carnival booths and games hosted by the different groups. Attendees can also test their wits by entering the escape rooms in the Boxer Pause.
The ACE Board is bringing in two different bands, who eagerly requested to perform at this year’s Monster Mash. One of the bands, Cas Haley, a reggae soul group, has performed at Pacific numerous times. The second group, a rock band called Kingsborough, is from Northern California and currently on tour. Many students may recall the previous years’ dance and carnival for Halloween but ACE Board wanted to change things up a bit.
“We are trying to bring something fun for Halloween and want to change our views due to past turn outs from dances. So, we are going towards a more concert-esque feel,” chair of ACE Board Eric Wittren said.
Since they have not done anything like this before, Wittren has very high hopes for the new band. The ACE Board is excited for the new experience that will come from merging a carnival and a concert.
“Bringing one popular artist and one newer group to campus and coupling that with a carnival that’s directly linked could be a really good thing for students to have, especially for Halloween,” Wittren said. “This will give students an outlet to come and have some fun; free entertainment, free stuff from the different groups here. It will be a good time.”