Holi

Today the UT Hindu Student Association threw their annual Holi event – the Hindu festival of colors – and I ended up going last minute with a bunch of friends.  Everyone had bags of colored cornstarch to throw on everyone and a few people were throwing water and water balloons.  The DJ played a mix of club and Bollywood songs that made for an awesome dance mix. I bravely took my camera into the crowd – it will be receiving a professional cleaning this week – and snapped pictures when I could.  Just fyi, this is open to the campus and community and there were a few families there.  (It’s on campus, so no alcohol.)  Check it out one day.
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Most of faces ended up looking like some variation of this.

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But the faces started out looking like this.  The red and purple would cover up the lighter colors if they got mixed.

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Jamming out – the crowd was huge!

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Dancing like it’s hot! It actually got a little warm with all the bodies moving around. They let the photographers/videographers roam around on the DJ’s stage which let gave us the opportunity for crowd shots!

IMG_3460-rsBollywood dancing.  Everyone kept trying to imitate it – the easiest move was “screwing in the lightbulb” (well, that’s what I told it was called)  so that’s what a large portion of the crowd started doing, rather than the more awesome moves.

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Bevo showed up!

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The beach balls kept on hitting the DJ’s booth and closing the laptop.  Eventually they had to take them out of the  crowd.

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The colors really made people’s eyes pop.

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A group of students did a Bollywood performance at the DJ stage which is making me consider taking some of the Bollywood classes a local dance studio offers.  It was awesome.

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The second dance shot.

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This is why college students shouldn’t have pets.

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My friend, Stewart.  A quadruple (!) major.

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Libby, who’s incredibly beautiful as well as being a formidable athlete.

IMG_3349-rsAnd Jake, who excels at being both awesome and cool.

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