This past weekend, we had tons of buzz on the Cogswell campus, and the energy has overflowed into this Monday! First, the Entrepreneur’s Workshop was a major success! So many excited students with their parents came out despite the heavy downpour/monsoon that raged on outside. I had the to opportunity to speak with a few of the high school students, and they were equally inquisitive as they were willing to share their own goals. Much to my delight, and surprise, there were quite a few prospects who were interested in the Digital Audio Technology program, in addition to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation program, and they were coming from high schools that were already laying down foundations of audio work. Very cool to hear that other levels of academia are moving toward the goal of infusing more technological programs into their curriculum. The panelists were really insightful, and made themselves available to everyone for talking or even as a mentor.
After the day’s event passed, the night life sprang up in the Dragon’s Den at around 8:00pm. The lighting system pulsed, the DJ beats were thumping (and you could feel it in your stomach), patrons danced, and the energy was through the roof. I saw some of the most dynamic dancers on Saturday night, and those images are burned into my mind, but definitely in the best way possible. There were sodas, water, and Redbull on sale to keep the dancers hydrated and hyped. Among the lineup stars, we had Cogswell’s very own DJ Zombie, aka Josh Hodges, getting the crowd pumped for the main act Vendor & Battery. In addition to the happening environment at Cogswell in the Dragon’s Den, the Radio Club streamed the show for those who couldn’t brave the continuing monsoon outside.
Being one of the original creators of the Radio Club and wanting to get shows off of the ground, I have to say I was in awe of the success that these guys had. The show was definitely proof that the Radio Club has “it.” Whatever “it” is, they have it. They upped the ante, and the next show is going to be more awesome that this one, and this past show was unbelievably good! Check back for more pictures soon!