FIU’s biggest summer social event for new and returning students, Summer Fest, made an exciting return last week after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic.
The Electronic Dance Music (EDM) concert returned to MMC on July 14 with popular EDM artists Adventure Club, Wüki back to back with JSTJR and Ship Wrek, as well as some of FIU’s student artists.
The bass rang until midnight, attracting nearly 1,000 students and guests, including Giuliana Restrepo, a digital media broadcast graduate, who said she was “looking forward to the next one”.
“Best time I’ve had in a while,” Restrepo said. “Thank [you] FRC! The good vibes from Summer Fest were just what I needed.
Student performers Nicholas Pastrana, Anthony Fontan, Jose Rodriguez, Nicholas Barrios and Sachi Peiris opened the concert as crowds poured into the venue, which was set up for the first time in Lot 5 next to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center. In the past, the event took place in the loop between the Blue and Gold garages.
The students enjoyed the beats with glow sticks and inflatable beach toys. Student event coordinators working with FIU Campus Life cooled the crowd with water guns and hoses.
By sunset, the crowd surrounding the neon electronic animation stage had grown to 1,000 students and guests.
The evening ended with lead actor Adventure Club, a dynamic duo whose videos have garnered millions of views on YouTube.
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