Spring weather in Gambier signaled the arrival of a Kenyon staple: Summer Sendoff, the end-of-year concert and campus-wide celebration. Indie-pop band Rubblebucket and rap artist Chiddy Bang took the stage on Ransom Lawn on Friday, April 29.
Festivities started at 4 p.m. with a Mexican meal courtesy of AVI. Alcohol was served to students of legal drinking age for $3 a drink with a five-drink limit. Free giveaways included sunglasses, beach balls and, for the first 400 attendees, Sendoff T-shirts.
According to Social Board co-chairs Katie Goldman ’16 of Scarsdale, New York, and Molly O’Connor ’16 of Overland Park, Kansas, Sendoff provides students with the opportunity to “forget about work for the day and enjoy time with their friends” before the last week of classes.
The spirit of Sendoff continued into the weekend, with Brave Potato Productions presenting “[title of show]” in Black Box Theater Saturday and Sunday afternoon and Cinearts hosting an open-air screening of “Purple Rain” on Ransom Lawn Saturday evening. A planned water-balloon showdown on Ransom Lawn with the South Quad community advisors was rescheduled due to rain.
- Timmy Broderick ’16