A Regional Night Downpour

Courtesy: Daryl James
Courtesy: Daryl James

The downpour that made up for months of no precipitation Saturday made it seem as though the filled-to-the-brim TEC was a Super Dome of sorts for Glendale, providing safe housing in such a brutal storm.  No, most were there for the free food and entertainment, because another Regional Night was upon us!

The theme tonight was “The Americas,” and the buffet staffed by generous volunteers certainly stuck to the dress of the evening.  Barbeque, Caribbean dishes, and some local South American fare were gone in what seemed seconds.

Then, the entertainment began.  The opening act, a mariachi band, played all my mom’s favorites, so if she were there that evening we would’ve heard her singing along.   It seemed as though a lot of practice was put in by the students on this one.  For one, the Funky Samba dance was a great way to kick things off (we saw you dancing there Calvin Burns).

Michael Allen graced us with his vocal talents, and some traditional Chilean performances followed.  Then, dancing.  Lots and lots of dancing!

It seemed to be over too quickly, but, of course, the pub was open, so the crowds boarded Thunderbird provided airboats to ford the parking lot (thanks Laureate for the funding necessary to make this happen!).

Again, another successful regional night, though it did seem a bit different without potential students this time.  Hopefully, the one following will allow us to show off Thunderbird with one of its greatest events.  I know that for me,  Regional Night only solidified my decision to come to Thunderbird. Check out the videos below!

Funky Samba (3:14): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVqRRbQLIEM

Besame Mucho (Michael Allen): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg_LaUQ3kdY

Mambo (2:29): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEnDZc1MelA

Gracias a la Vida (3:43): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alT1z8BZvCs

Samba (2:30): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCFxU5yP7rg

Macarena (2:31): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS-wissCxyU

Salsa (2:21): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yaQBj7cFNY

Jive (1:52): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogsdpwc9-DM

Caribbean Dance (2:20): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYLFpIX2-r4

Reggaeton and Finale (3:52): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGyV2aYWkkU

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