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RockYoFaceCase Still Going Strong in the Spring Semester

The student-run "RockYoFaceCase" campus showcase held its first show of the spring semester on Monday, Feb. 1 in the University Cafe. (Kenneth Ho / The Statesman)

The audience of last week’s RockYoFaceCase was greeted by extensive construction around the side of the Student Union, blocking off many entry routes to the Union Café, which houses the showcase. Despite confusion, the first showcase of the semester enjoyed good attendance and improvements over past installments.

RockYoFaceCase is a twice monthly showcase of campus bands.

The showcase is held in the Union Café Monday nights at 8 p.m.

Though the University Cafe is a 21 and up venue, no alcoholic beverages are offered during this time.

The showcase often simultaneously hosts contests, such as Sprite pong and wing-eating, for a RockYoFace t-shirt prize.

Last week’s installment featured three campus bands: This Good Robot, PUi, and Slothbear.

Intermissions were characterized by DJ music.

Upon entering the dim interior, spectators are greeted by blasting music and a largely enthusiastic crowd.

There were relatively few loiterers outside, compared to past shows.

Much of the audience surged around the stage, dancing and cheering in response to the bands. Individuals could be seen recording the performances on cell phone cameras. People outside of this central ring, however, were far less fervent.

The past deafening nature of the showcase was largely remedied this week. Volume levels were sufficient to motivate the audience without causing discomfort.

However, the back of the University Café was largely empty by the time the second band took the stage around 10:30pm, possibly due to a large delay between the first two bands.

The Sprite pong setup has since expanded to two tables and was a popular feature of the showcase, despite its location at the back of the café. The rosters were full even before the second band played.

Jesse Weiman, a computer science major and freshman, noted that this past showcase was “much more like a concert”.

Overall, the experience was improved by a more enthusiastic audience and impressive lineup.

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