E-Days, the event of the year, is back with an end-all theme sure to please every student . E-Pocalypse Days is packed with a full spectrum of events from an underwear run to a concert headlined by Cold War Kids.
The festivities begin on Thursday, March 28 with the comedy show starting at 6:30 PM In Bunker Auditorium. The show features two comedians, Andrew Orvedahl opening for the headliner Julian McCullough. Orvedahl is a local comedian from Denver, who does shows regularly at Comedy Works. He recently created his storytelling show titled “The Narrators” and has appeared on Last Comic Standing and Sirius XM Radio. McCullough is from New York City, and won the “New York’s Funniest” comedy competition in 2008. McCullough’s success rose in his Comedy Central Presents special in 2009. Furthermore, he hosts “40 Funniest Fails” that is aired on VH1, and has recently been a guest on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”.
If you’re feeling lucky after the comedy show, join RHA at 7:45 PM for Casino Night in Freidhoff Hall. Casino Night starts out with Mr. Big Digger, an all-male beauty pageant hosted by Andrew Orvedahl. Casino night continues with games of poker, blackjack, craps, and roulette where contestants can compete for chips to exchange for raffle tickets which enter to win a plethora of prizes.
E-Days events on Friday start bright and early with one of Mines’ oldest traditions: the Ore-Cart pull. Students are instructed to meet at the IM fields at 7:45 AM to be bused to the starting location where they will pull the cart 7.5 miles to the capitol. Along with the enjoyable social experience, each student will receive a t-shirt and a free Chipotle burrito.
The festivities continue with the Tesla coil demonstration, an electrifying show conducted by the IEEE campus chapter, at 2:00 PM in Metals Hall. Scavaganza, the student vs. alumni scavenger hunt, follows the Tesla coil show at 3:45 PM starting at the Coolbaugh House.
At 5:30 on Kafadar, students can support a good cause with the Undie Run sponsored by the Junior Class. The clothes you strip off prior to the fun run/walk will be donated to the Denver Rescue Mission. Friday night begins with the Light The Night dance party, featuring some of the best talent in the electronic music production. The Steinhauer Fieldhouse doors open at 7:00 PM for the first opener SkywA. Skylar Waggoner hailing from Seattle, Washington is a DJ and producer. Producing hip-hop and electronic mash-ups, he’s now working on some original electronic music. Catalina Rhyme Mixers are next to take the stage. Coming from Palo Alto, California, the duo uniquely fuses a wide spectrum of genres giving a new definition to the term “mash-ups”. Dawn We Rage is the last opener coming all the way from Phoenix. The duo plays keys and drums to create original dubstep tracks found on released EP’s. Robotic Pirate Monkey headlines the night. The trio from Boulder, Colorado has found success playing in venues such as the Fox Theater and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, as well as making an appearance at the Snowball music festival.
Saturday is the last day of E-Days and it only gets better. The day starts at 10:30 AM with the cardboard boat race in clear creek. Students put their engineering abilities to the test, but the only way to see how it pans out is to show up to see if the creek will be conquered or not. Starting at 12:00 PM is the carnival on the IM fields where some past-favorites return like the box-car derby, trebuchet launch, hottest hottie, and mining competition.
Shows continue with the concert showcasing opener Tennis and headliner Cold War Kids. The concert is set for the IM fields at 7:00 PM. Tennis is a husband-and-wife duo whose roots are found in Denver, Colorado. Cape Dory was their first album released after a seven month period where the couple sailed along the eastern Seaboard. “Young and Old”, Tennis’ second album, was released on February 14th of this year after being produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys. Cold War Kids find their musical roots in indie rock after joining each other in Long Beach, California. In 2006 the band’s first album was released and titled “Robbers and Cowards”. The album received high praise from both critics and fans. In 2011, the band released their second album after a two year tour titled “Mine is Yours”.
So make sure to be safe and enjoy all the fun of E-Pocalypse days beginning this Thursday night!