The 2019 school festival, ESKARA, was held from May 16th to 17th on the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus, and from May 23rd to 25th on the Natural Sciences Campus. The Sungkyun Times (SKT) reporters visited the second and the last days of ESKARA on the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus.
On the 16th of May, 2019, the second day of the SKKU’s spring festival was held on the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus. Starting from the early morning, the Geumjandi Square in front of the Business Building was filled with the sounds of laughter and hurrying footsteps of Kingos and staffs. Booths were set up at the Geumjandi Square, and were occupied by either student-ran organizations or selected sponsors that provided enjoyable opportunities for Kingos. Some of the activities and services provided by the booths were free lipsticks, change to get henna, hand-made jewelry vendors and more. Kingos also lined up to get a “Let’s Eskara!” T-shirt given by the student council Sparkle. A total of 15 booths were occupied by the day,
As the night approached, the early spring heat was replaced by the eagerness of the heart in many Kingos in waiting for the night performance. At the same time, food trucks appeared on the side of the Business Building, enticing Kingos with the savory aroma that traveled through the air. At six o’ clock, the day booths were replaced by night booths. Among the many night booths, six booths that were located along the basketball court, were occupied by the student councils of the School of Art.
On the stage, the show went on. Kingos showed off their talents they have polished over the years. The student performers sang, rapped, and danced on the stage while the others cheered on. At nine, the invited performer arrived. The first to arrive was a band, Daybreak. The Daybreak performed some of their most popular songs including Love Actually. The song’s chorus was sung together by the hundreds of crowd gathered in front of the stage and throughout the lawn square. Crowds even formed along the hill between the lawn square and the Central Library.
After the memorable performance by Daybreak, the second and the last artist of the night arrived. The artist was the Korean rapper Beenzino who was met with an immeasurable amount of cheer from the crowd. Starting with his title song from his recently-released album, OKGO, Beenzino moved the crowd with his charisma and the ability to build rapport with the crowd. The crowd, just as they did throughout the day, sang, laughed, and performed with the artist from their own place of standing.
Beenzino’s performance lasted for about 30 minutes before it was replaced by an EDM show by two invited DJs. Flashing lights filled the Geumjandi Square, and the crowd moved to the beat of the electronic music. The atmosphere changed at once, and the crowd showed off their dance moves.
The night continued until midnight when the Sparkle announced the official ending of the Day 2 of the festival. The students and staffs organized and cleaned the Geumjandi Square in a hurried, but systematic manner.
|Photo by Sparkle|
May 17th was not only the last day of the festival in Humanities and Social Sciences Campus but also the highlight of the festival. Many Kingos and visitors came to the Campus and waited to enjoy the last day of the festival. Sparkle, the student council, distributed bracelets to Kingos who wanted to enjoy stage performances nearby.
From 4 pm to 6 pm, school clubs, such as S.W.A.Y, GGUN, GrooV, and Pa song song gyeran tak made their successful performances. After the daytime performances, the clubs such as JDA, Jandami, and Kingo Cheerleader perform at the night time
|Performance of Kingo Cheerleader|
After all the school club performances, celebrities’ shows began. The first performer was Suran, who is a famous singer-songwriter. She sang many songs including her new song, Hide and Seek. After Suran’s performance, fireworks took place for Kingos who were having fun at the festival. Redvelvet, one of the most famous K-pop girl groups, was the last performance team. They performed many songs including their hit songs such as Red Flavor. After the festival ended, The attendees of the festival left with a heart full of love for the school and memories that will be cherished forever.
|Redvelvet at ESKARA|
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