Every year, a Mr. Concordia event takes place in the auditorium at Concordia. This year was especially entertaining for me because I knew each of the eight contestants who were competing for the title of Mr. Concordia. Each of the eight students was nominated by one of their professors because they displayed positive and entertaining qualities within the classroom setting.
First, the contestants come confidently onto the stage, while the very silly hosts (who are well known and hysterical staff members) begin talking about each individual contestant. Following this, the contestants must answer a random question that is asked to them by the host. Afterward, each person must perform a talent.
The talent section is usually the biggest hit of the night. The talents this year included a few people playing the piano, a dancer, a DJ, a singer, a juggler, and someone doing a complicated dribbling routine. The judges (who are also well known faculty members) then decide who the final four contestants are.
This year, the four included the guy who juggled light up balls in the dark, one who danced to rap music, one who dribbled, and the guy who sang a CUW song. After answering another round of difficult questions, along with giving their best runway model walk, the judges were able to narrow down the group even further.
Fortunately for me, one of my best friends (who was the one who impressively dribbled), along with another sophomore (who was incredibly talented at juggling) were the ones to make it to the very end. Although both contestants did a really great job, my friend took second place.
This event is always one that students look forward to every year, and the auditorium tends to be filled to the brim.