MAC/SAC’s Y2K event was a Partay


Francesca Divincenzo, A&E editor

Imagine stepping into a time machine and traveling back to the early 2000s. Back to a time where everything was so “Fetch,” the clothes, the snacks and who can forget about the amazing TV shows. That is what the MAC/SAC Y2K event this past Saturday was like. When I walked into the event it was just full of nostalgia from “Kim Possible” and “That’s So Raven” displayed on the TVs
to the tables filled with activities such as bedazzling your hair, hair chalk, decorating slap bracelets and making friendship bracelets. But that was only the beginning as you made your way
down the line there were more memories waiting for you such as a variety of lip smackers lip
balms. Then there was a big display of candy from Juicy Drop Pop to Baby Bottle Pop and who could
forget about the Hubba Bubba. Finally there was a table filled with Lunchables in all kinds of
flavors. Along with the displays there was karaoke and a photobooth where you could use different
Y2K props such as flip phones and you also got your pictures taken with a polaroid camera.
There were even little polaroid frames to decorate to display your picture. Even though all of that memorabilia was great I think my favorite part was having conversations with other people about our favorite tv shows growing up and who our Disney crush was. If you are wondering about
mine, it was Justin Russo from “Wizards of Waverly Place.” We also talked about what movies were great in the early 2000s like the “Lizzie McGuire” movie. Every now and then I would look up at the “That’s So Raven” episode playing on the TV and I never realized how many crossovers there were for that show including the “Cheetah Girls.” It was really funny because I feel like today Disney and other channels do not have that magic they used to have. Another great part of the event was listening to the music because even though I had not heard the songs in a while I still knew all the words. There was a lot of throwback music being played. From OG Taylor Swift to songs from the
Disney original movie “Lemonade Mouth.” But it is funny that while the event was going on all I could think about were the days playing Disney games on the desktop computer to making friendship bracelets while watching Disney crossover episodes. I believe that Disney’s golden
age was the early 2000s from the shows to the movies where everything was just funny and
carefree. Overall I think the event was a huge success. Everyone seemed to be having a great time at the event and I know I had a great time. It was just fun to reminisce on our childhood. I had a lot of fun and I cannot wait for the next nostalgic event. I enjoyed being able to take a break from classes and spend time back in the era of my childhood. The MAC/SAC events are always a lot of fun and provide great experiences for students to have a good time on the weekends. Be sure to check out this weekend’s events that are Painting, Popcorn and Pottery on Friday night in Luke’s Landing at 7 p.m. Comedy & Cookies will be on Saturday night at 7 p.m. They also have many fun events planned throughout the semester so be sure to keep your eye out for those on social media and Laker Launchpad.