Do you ever dance to throwback songs with friends for fun? Well, some dance to them for friendly competition. The annual Lip Sync hosted by Longwood University’s Greek life organizations was held on Nov. 9 in Jarman Auditorium. Lip Sync is a talent show where Longwood’s fraternities and sororities dance to a montage of different songs while mouthing the lyrics of each song.
This year’s theme was the 90s, a decade characterized by bands like Nirvana and the Offspring. It was artists such as these and television shows from that era that inspired the night’s performances.
Alpha Sigma Alpha (ASA) danced to the theme “Rock of Ages” and won the judges over with their upbeat dance. ASA won the competition, excitedly running on the stage when they heard their sorority took first place.
Each performance had a unique flair, Sigma Sigma Sigma’s theme was horror movies from the 90s while Sigma Kappa ended their performance with the theme song “I’ll Be There for You” by the Rembrandts from the hit TV show “Friends.”
The event is the work of senior Brianna Allen, a Communication Studies major who has been a student coordinator for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life for the past year. This is the second time she has been a part of setting up Lip Sync. However, this is the first time that she has had “full control” over putting it on herself, she explained.
“Everything is pretty much the same as last year, except for the Snapchat filter that was created for audience members to use,” said Allen.
The Greek organizations put on shows that often embraced music from the 90’s, such as “Oops!… I Did It Again” by Brittany Spears, and also made parodies of popular television and movie tropes from the era, like the “jocks versus nerds” conflict that was often depicted onscreen.
“Everyone was more uniform like this because the nineties theme was set from the start by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. In past years, the theme was not predetermined, and contestants could choose whatever theme that they personally wanted,” said Allen.
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life has other events coming up as well, such as Greek Week, which will also be next semester.