Lights, Camera, Oscars. Though it may not involve a jolly man in red suit or bunny hopping around, I can still say that this is one of my favorite times of the year. Yes they are a bit over-rated, and yes they are a bit shallow in their award giving, but the Oscars are still a party in the literal and figurative sense nevertheless.
Case in point the Davidson Union Board took this opportunity to put on a shindig that gave everyone the excuse to “suit up” and look their Sunday finest. Complete with the red carpet paparazzi, “mocktails” and fine dining (Swedish meatballs, artichoke dip and gourmet…fruit galore), this was truly a night for the stars. You do not realize how many other movie lovers are out there until there is gathering such as this. I found myself talking to people I had merely known in passing, reminiscing about my favorite movies of this past year and beyond. Aside from a heated debate or two over the utter genius or utter disaster that was Tree of Life (I quite decidedly fell into the second camp), the talk stayed on this side of civil.
It is nights like these that make any weekend or weekday evening feel like home at Davidson. With all the events that the Union Board puts on, I never feel as if I do not have somewhere or something I could enjoy. In a place that’s like Cheers, everyone knows your name, it doesn’t matter if you have someone to go with. You will either see someone there you know or if not strike up a conversation and finally to a name to face. So though it’s a wrap on this movie season, the shot never cuts on Davidson’s Union Board fair.