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Event fused food, music, fun

Sept. 23, 2003

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By Katy Kelly, reporter

Fifth Quarter on Fifth Street, an event put on by The Place 2BU and Kappa Delta sorority on Sept. 20, proved a night of music, food and entertainment. Local area bands took the stage to compete for top honors at the featured Battle of the Bands competition.

Winning first place, $750 and recording time at Blue Note Studios was A Few Cards Shy. Before the Fall placed second and received $500. Willis Brownstone received $250 for third place.

'It was surreal to win it... we have never won anything this big before,' Terence Guerrero, A Few Cards Shy bassist, said. 'Our biggest goal is to raise money for recording time, so it was really cool to win both.'

Judges for the Battle of the Bands were Baylor students, faculty and local residents. Baylor staff judges included Clint Musslewhite, director of the Ferrell Special Events Center, and Keane Tarbell, coordinator of new student programs. Student judges were Megan McCallon, a Paducah, Ky., sophomore, and Johanna Bain, a Stockdale senior. Local band Funka Felta Fish member, Lee Gavatos, also judged the contest.

'The judges did a really amazing job,' Kate McGill, a Devine senior and Kappa Delta's Battle of the Bands chairwoman, said. 'They took their job really seriously and chose an awesome band to win the competition.'

Between sets, the audience participated in various games for prizes. Activities included a dance-off, a Battle of the Sexes quiz game and Bear Droppings, which required partners to drop chocolate-covered marshmallows into each other's mouths.

'I will never eat another marshmallow,' Kellie Gay, a Houston junior, said. 'I felt sick after the game, and I ended up with chocolate all over my face.'

'I am so glad Kappa Delta was part of something that gets students involved on campus,' McGill said. 'People shouldn't say there is nothing to do when activities like this are put on specifically for students.'