By Amber Latham, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The favorite week of many students has finally arrived: Homecoming.
During the week, organizations of all sorts gather together to compete in a variety of competitions. One of the most popular is Lip Sync, where members of an organization put on a synchronized dance routine in a six-minute performance.
Each year, an overall theme is chosen, and each group is expected to put their own unique and fun spin on the idea. This year, the theme is “MocBusters.”
Usually, the majority of participants are Greek, but other clubs are encouraged to participate.
“It is super fun to cheer and watch all of the guys try to dance,” said Kylee Bliss, a sophomore from Collierville, Tenn. “I am not even Greek, but I still love attending.”
After being scored by a panel of judges, the winners are then declared. Last year, Chi Omega won best sorority performance and Phi Delta Theta won best fraternity performance.
At the end of Homecoming Week, points from winning events, such as Lip Sync, will be added together to determine a winner of the entire week. The winner is announced at the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 4.
“We would practice our routine over and over, four days a week from about 8 p.m. until midnight,” said Kristen Bowman, a sophomore from Franklin, Tenn., and a member of Sigma Kappa sorority.
“My favorite part of lip sync was having a lot of fun while performing and seeing all the hard work pay off,” said Jonathan Lewis, sophomore from Franklin, Tenn., and member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. “The crowd’s energy was great last year.”
Lip Sync is free and open to the public. This year, the event will take place at 8 p.m. in McKenzie Arena on Sept. 30.