High Fashion and Comfortability

CAB’s magnificent masquerade

Coastal Activities Board (CAB) hosted “A Night of Lovely Mystery,” a masquerade sneaker gala, on Feb. 18 in honor of Valentine’s Day. 

All students had to do to attend the event was scan their free ticket at the Singleton Ballroom or swipe their CINO card. 

From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., the event took over the entire ballroom as balloons and paper hearts were scattered everywhere. The event was catered with shrimp cocktails, cheeseburger sliders, and chocolate caramel mini cheesecakes for all attendees to grab a treat.  

Students enjoyed and danced along to the music played including the Cupid Shuffle and This Is How We Do It. 

“The food there was great, and I thought they were only going to play old people’s music, but I was wrong,” junior Heather Darcey said. 

This was no normal masquerade: it was a masquerade sneaker gala where guests were encouraged to wear comfortable shoes to pair with their tuxedos and dresses.  

Some guests were even encouraged to get up on stage or on the dance floor to show off their moves while everyone cheered them on. They were no longer afraid to hide behind a mask. Senior Cornelius Grady said the dancing was fun to watch. 

“This event gives new artists a chance to display their talents,” Grady said. 

CAB was not the only one who contributed to the event’s success. DJ Da Truth supplied the entertainment and music, and photographer Jake Ewe captured the memories. 

“Live life to the fullest. Tomorrow is not promised. Shake that rump,” sophomore Khristine Carr said. 

By the time the event was over, the students and guests did not want to leave. However, they thanked CAB for a great night. The only thing that could be seen behind the masquerade masks were the biggest smiles.