If you were there, you can attest to its awesomeness, and if you missed it, here’s your reminder to not be a chump and miss it again next year. Burgstock 2 was last Saturday, and 88.1 The ‘Burg brought it with great music from some of the Northwest’s most talented musicians and contributions to the local FISH food bank.
“I’m new this year, but from what the veterans around the station have said Burgstock 2 was really well executed. We had a great crowd response, and the event went off without a hitch,” said Milo Castilleja, volunteer DJ and office core staff assistant for fall 2014.
The Lights, shown celebrating their victory above, beat out the competition to win the battle of the bands, and the University of British Columbia’s A Capella group took home the win for the A Capella competition. Burgstock 2 represented a wide variety of musical genres, which led 88.1 The ‘Burg to draw a crowd of over 300 attendees, many of whom brought food to donate to the FISH food bank.
“The total amount of food donated weighed 161 pounds, which equals about 135 meals. The staff at FISH seemed very pleased with the donation, and they looked surprised to see that another volunteer and I were struggling with carrying the donations,” said Sawyer Schilperoort, promotions coordinator.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the ‘Burg staff. This is a student driven event, and they nailed it,” said Travis Box, station manager. “A huge thanks to everyone who attended as well, because this event wouldn’t happen without the students who come out.”
From grooving along to reggae and rocking out to indie, Burgstock 2 kept the pumped up atmosphere going until midnight.
“It definitely contributed to my sleeping in on Sunday, that’s for sure,” said Castilleja, and Box chimed in with, “Didn’t it for us all!”
So, to sum up, unless you hate awesome music, partying with your friends and making a contribution to a worthy charity, which would be kind of weird just saying, now is the time to get stoked for next year’s Burgstock. It’s never too early.