Candy Land sells out in record-breaking two days

By Tessa Rodgers | October 1, 2019 10:12am

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The annual fall dance, themed Candy Land, sold out within two short days. Photo illustration by Annika Gordon.

Campus Program Board announced on Monday night that all 1,200 tickets to Candy Land, the annual fall dance, sold out in a record-breaking two days. Due to venue capacity and fire standards, no more tickets will be made available. 

The dance is Oct. 4 and will be held at LeftBank Annex 9 p.m.–1 a.m.  

“We are extremely thankful for each person that took the time to stand in line for their Candy Land Ticket,” Jillian Giorgio, senior dance coordinator said in an email. 

Last Friday, 400 discounted tickets were sold as part of a pre-sale. The remaining 800 tickets were sold Monday in The Bauccio Commons from 11a.m.–2p.m. and 5–8p.m. Tickets were $10 for students and $15 for guests.

Now, the lucky ticket holders can focus on coordinating sugar sweet outfits to twirl their way into Friday night.

“We’re excited to see everyone's outfits,” Jessica Cramm, sophomore dance coordinator said. “That’s one of my favorite parts, is seeing how everyone decides to dress up.”

The dance will feature sugary sweets and hors d'oeuvres, a photobooth, games like Jenga and Foosball, and a playlist of crowd favorites by DJ Clint. For students 21 and over, there will be a cash bar.

On the night of the dance, buses will be shuttling students from Buckley Center to the dance. Students will need their tickets and student ID. Buses will be on a constant loop, taking students back and forth every 15 minutes from 8:30–11:30 p.m. 

Students will not be permitted to bring a bag larger than a clutch. Giorgio said that a good rule of thumb is if it’s much bigger than your hand, then it won’t qualify. To insure the safety of all members attending, all students will be screened at BC before entering the bus. If students opt for alternative transportation, such as Uber or Lyft, they will be screened at the venue at the entrance on Vancouver Avenue.  

Dance coordinators highly recommend taking the buses through BC. 

“It’s not only free, but it’s safe and then you don't have to pay for transportation. They'll also take you straight back to campus and they run continuously,” Cramm said.

CPB encourages students to have fun safely while at Candy Land.

“Safety is our number one priority and we encourage students to stay with friends, hydrate, be aware of their surroundings and ask for help if needed throughout the night,” Giorgio said in an email.

Tessa Rodgers is a reporter for The Beacon. She can be reached at rodgerst21@up.edu.

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