Homecoming 2009

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October 23, 2009

12:36 AM

It’s Homecoming weekend: the one time a year at the College of William and Mary when every member of the Tribe — past and present — feels the true meaning of Tribe Pride. You’ve got your green and gold on, now here’s a few events to check out this weekend to find your inner school spirit.

*Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. Homecoming Pep Rally:*
The football team and the always-exciting President Taylor Reveley will be hyping everyone up for Saturday’s game. The pep rally, which will feature a massive bonfire, will help the Tribe get pumped to beat James Madison University for the first time since 2004. Hopefully no students will get fired up literally, just mildly heated.

*Friday, 6 p.m. Banner Competition:*
Organizations of all types will compete for cash and, more importantly, pride in the banner competition at the pep rally, which will be judged based on originality, quality and audience appreciation. Get out and get ready to cheer for your favorite organization.

*Friday to Saturday, 8 p.m. DANCEVENT:*
For those with no fear of black leotards, Orchesis, the College of William and Mary’s modern dance company, featuring faculty, students, and guest artists, will dazzle viewers at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial hall with works by faculty members at this fall’s DANCEVENT. Stop by to see dancers twist and tangle their bodies in a number of beautiful and creative manners.

*10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Greek Tailgate, Saturday:*
As a sign that change may not always be for the better, the Green Leafe Cafe will host the All-Greek Tailgate at Stimsons Throwing Events Area popularly known as Frat Field on Harrison Avenue. In a new effort to curb underage drinking, no outside alcohol will be allowed. Instead alcohol will be provided by the Leafe, in a beer garden accessible only to those over 21.

*10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Greek Tailgate, Saturday:*
As a sign that change may not always be for the better, the Green Leafe Cafe will host the All-Greek Tailgate at Stimsons Throwing Events Area popularly known as Frat Field on Harrison Avenue. In a new effort to curb underage drinking, no outside alcohol will be allowed. Instead alcohol will be provided by the Leafe, in a beer garden accessible only to those over 21.

*Saturday, 12 p.m. Homecoming Football Game:*
Those who had the foresight to get a ticket before they were all gone can enjoy the Tribe take on the James Madison University Dukes for a key conference game. The sad souls who failed to snag tickets can watch the game on the big screen on the second floor of the Sadler Center or in Lodge 1.

*Saturday, 8 p.m. Homecoming Concert:*
Take a trek out to Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre to hear Robert Randolph and the Family Band, known for putting on killer concerts and getting down to funk and soul jams. The live concert will also feature considerably less-funky opener indie rocker Ace Enders.

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