The events of Homecoming 2012 ended on a spectacular note as the music of MTHDS, which could be heard all over campus, led right into the grand finale of fireworks over the intramural fields.
“58 to Portland” opened the afternoon concert and entertained the audience with songs of love and beloved pets. The six members of MTHDS, a Denver-based group, then stole the show. With a unique blend of hip-hop and rock, they captured the audience’s attention early on and with strong vocalists, succeeded in keeping the audience amused throughout the show. MTHDS played some of their more well-known songs, including “No Regrets” and “Uppers and Downers.” Their cover of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” especially kept the audience on their toes.
After the concert, fireworks lit up the sky above the intramural fields. People of all ages came to watch this spectacle, which was much larger than the City of Golden show earlier in the semester. The display lasted nearly twenty minutes and included fireworks of all shapes and sizes as well as a few brightly colored flames. “It’s so much fun because you’re sitting there and you feel it. Even the cars feel it. They protested loudly,” said Elizabeth Frank, responding to the many car alarms that went off in the distance and testified to the sheer magnitude of the fireworks. “It was summoning the sun,” said Sara Viau, as spectators dealt with the deafening booms of the shells bursting above their heads. “The fireworks rocked my socks,” said Rylan Hess, and other students echoed his sentiment.