October 26, 2010

The Nation’s Third Oldest College Newspaper

Volume 81, Issue 3

Rockdown coming to Lewiston

Are you in search for a place where you can wear your frightening costume this spooky Halloween weekend?  The Lewiston Rockdown at Frontier Lanes Bowling Alley is a new option for NU students. This event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, and will include live music, bowling and prizes.  Regular tickets are $5, but admission is free for communication studies students, WNIA DJs, and writers for The Index.  
WNIA business manager Anthony Badolato says tickets are well worth the price.  This event will be from 7 to 10 p.m., but the bowling alleys will stay open until midnight.
There will be a bus that will transport students for free to and from Frontier Lanes. Pick up will be in front of the Gallagher Center at 7:30 p.m. The bus will bring students back to campus at 10:30 p.m.
The Lewiston Rockdown makes its debut this semester. Depending on the turn out, WNIA General Manager Geoff Redick says, If this turns out well, (Frontier Lanes owner) Dana wants to keep doing this every semester, every year! So help us make it great!
 All live performance will be by local bands including, Ever Since Forever, Achilles Revival, Fritz Overdrive, and the main band, Paradyme.  
The music consists of various rock genres, from alternative rock to pop rock.
An opportunity to sing karaoke will be offered between each act.  There will also be costume contests and chances to win prizes such as a plasma screen television, a pizza and bowling party package prize from Frontier Lanes, as well as various giveaways from WNIA.  
WNIA is selling tickets, as are all of the bands. Students can also buy tickets at the bowling alley.  
Redick says, We really think we're offering something special, for the entire student population. You can go anywhere and bowl. You can go to any usual bar with the usual ear-splitting music. You see live local bands on campus throughout the year. We took all the best elements of that, rolled them together, threw in some prizes, and now we present ˜The Lewiston Rockdown!' 
Badolato adds, I think the night has great potential. The more people we can get in there, though, the more fun we're going to have. We've done our best to incorporate everything students could want into one venue, including bus rides to the event, thanks to the NU bus, so now it's just about spreading the word.

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