Sound issues fail to dampen ‘Gay Prom’

By BRIANNA SCHUTZ/Montana State News

Sound problems at the Rainbow Ball did not stop participants from thoroughly enjoying themselves Saturday night.

The Emerson opened its doors for the Rainbow Ball, a.k.a. “Bozeman’s Gay Prom” at 8 p.m. with a Drag Show scheduled to start at 10 pm. Guests were dressed to the nines and enjoying their evening. However, right before the Drag Show was scheduled to commence, there was a slight malfunction.

The speakers overheated forcing a once loud and energetic room into only gentle humming of conversations. While the speaker issue was being resolved, the Rainbow Ball participants did not let it  dampen their evening.

After a few minutes, people quickly got up and began dancing anyway. Soon the dancers began clapping, stomping and forming a melody of their own. The once down-trodden dance floor had turned into an impromptu a cappella session with dancing in tow.

The technical difficulties were eventually sorted out and the evening’s activities were allowed to resume. The Drag Show’s final participant finally performed at about 12:30 am.

Though there were slight delays in the schedule, the Event hosted by Montana State University’s QSA, with bar provided by Plonk, the 2012 Rainbow Ball was an overall success.

QSA will be putting on an additional drag show, Revolution, Saturday, April 21, in the MSU Sub Ballrooms. Doors open at 8 pm.

Edited by Meghan O’neal

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