Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Lizzie R., a communications major from Little Rock, Ark.
When I started writing this post, my goal was to write about my favorite TU tradition. What I quickly learned is that I don’t have one. I have a favorite season!
The warm, bright and colorful months of SPRING are what I love most! I am so grateful to live on such an amazing and exuberant campus that is always full of energy. But during the gorgeous spring weather Tulsa’s features really shine. And the events that take place on campus once the temperature warms up make spring worth waiting for.
Spring is on its way! These past couple of weeks have been very busy, as I’m sure most of you can understand. One of the events the Student Association (SA) puts on is Springfest, which is a week of fun activities that give us things to look forward to when finals are quickly approaching. This week is Springfest, but last week is when the SA got the Imagine Dragons to come and play for us which was pretty amazing! TU students got in for free which is an extra bonus! They also sold over 4000 tickets to the public which meant there was a huge crowd! My friends and I were the first people at the barricade and Dan Reynolds gave us all high-fives. We also shared a moment during Underdog
, when he pointed to me and sang the verse while I sang along and our eyes locked. I know realistically this doesn’t make us best friends but I like to imagine it does! It was an awesome night with an amazing band of really genuine guys! Springfest is this week and the theme is “The Wonderful World of TU,” so an example of some of the fun events that will be taking place are, Lilo and Stitch Luau, Mulan Training Camp, Princess and the Frog Mardi Gras Carnival, Toy Story Pizza Planet Arcade, and Cinderella Carriage Rides with the Cinderella Ball later that night! Lots of activities and lots of fun is on the agenda for this week here at TU!!
My roommate Jessica (right) and I (left) at the concert:
Also for the encore they all came out wearing TU t-shirts and they said they wanted a piece of TU and Oklahoma to take back with them, which was incredibly cool!:
At the end of the concert they gave the set list to Jennifer, who lives in my suite, which as crazy! Just in case you’re wondering what they played here it is!:
This year there was a special start to Spring fest with the Imagine Dragons concert. It was quite exciting because it was a gym full of TU students and many other people from around town. The whole gym was packed. I tried to get as close to the front as I could. It was really cool because I got nearly all the way up to the gate at the front. The show was fantastic because the band played all of their great songs and some that I hadn’t heard before. The concert was really amazing, especially since it was free for TU students. I was thoroughly impressed! The people in the band seemed very humble and not used to such large crowds. One of my favorite things was that for the encore, they all came out wearing TU t-shirts. It was really cool!