This past Friday, just as the sun started to set, the band Vampire Weekend took the stage in honor of Wofford College’s big win in the ONE Campus Challenge 08/09.
Wofford students, faculty, staff, and members of the Spartanburg community came out to enjoy the perfect weather, hear the band’s first-ever performance in either of the Carolinas, and most importantly, to show support for Wofford’s dedicated ONE Members and their exceptional work in the ONE Campus Challenge this year.
Before the show, Wofford Campus Leader, Tomas Moreno, and the core Wofford-ONE membership had the opportunity to meet the band, snap a few pictures, sign some autographs, and even have the band leave a voicemail for a friend who couldn’t make the show.
While it was evident that the enthusiastic hundreds in the crowd had an amazing time singing along to their favorite V.W. songs, what struck me is how most in attendance knew exactly what Wofford students had achieved in order to get the performance on their campus. While this concert was a celebration of Wofford’s amazing accomplishments, ONE members were still raising awareness about extreme poverty, global disease, and the OCC even as the band was playing.
Once again, thanks and congratulations to ONE-Wofford for their impressive contributions to ONE and the ONE Campus Challenge this year.
*Missed what Wofford did to earn Vampire Weekend at their campus? Check it out here.