On Saturday, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the University Program Council (UPC) put on their annual Fauxchella event. As the title alludes to the popular Coachella festival, there was live music, sweet treats, and a plethora of flower crowns.
Katie Glide, RHA’s social and traditional events coordinator, helped to coordinate the event and establish the Coachella feel in Greeley.
“Fauxchella is a mini Coachella, but Greeley-focused,” Glide said. “Fauxchella consists of live music, flower crowns, henna, and snacks.”
At the event, attendees could receive henna tattoos, caricatures, and UNC swag items, while also enjoying music from local bands. Students could also snack on snow cones, popcorn, and other refreshing treats. UNC freshman Danielle Goering, a nursing major, was especially excited for the musical entertainment.
“My brother told me about the event,” Goering said. “I decided to come because I love hearing new music.”
The first band to kick off the event was a local duo called Nelson, playing their songs “Abraham Lincoln” and “The Road.” The music continued with another band called Ryan Allen and several other solo artists. Throughout the day, the music ranged from rhythmic acoustics to upbeat rap and included everything in between. Fauxchella also showcased a couple of slam poets, giving them a chance to show off their work.
Apart from the musical entertainment, attendees could also play cornhole, giant jenga and connect four, among several other games. Other students took advantage of the warm weather, soaking in the sun. UNC sophomore and theatre studies major James Slorf could be seen taking advantage of both the sun and the outdoor games.
“I came with a friend last year and played ladder ball,” Slorf said. “This year my favorite game is cornhole.”
While the event provided students with a day of entertainment, it also gave the community a chance to bond before the semester is over.
“This event is a good way to meet new and old friends, while also having fun altogether,” Goering said.
As the semester comes to end, the remaining events are a great way to relax, destress, and spend time with friends before parting for the summer.
“Fauxchella has been happening for so long that it is now a tradition here,” Glide said. “This event is the last big social event of the year. This is our way of having laid back bonding time while also saying goodbye to the year.”