Monday, November 2, 2009

Drag TG - Jive Turkeys bring home 2nd!

Every Friday at Kellogg, one of the student organizations (or multiple) will host a TG (thank goodness its Friday) event in the atrium at Jacobs. The clubs provide beer, wine, and snackies, and it's a great way to unwind after a long week with all of your friends. The TG events are all pretty well attended, but none of them do as well as the annual Drag TG, hosted by the Gay+Lesbian Management Association. The picture below is from this year's Drag TG, which occurred on Friday, 10/23.



At this TG, each of the 1st-year (freshman) student sections puts together a musical act with the guys dressed up as girls and vice versa. At the risk of harping about how important diversity is at Kellogg, I thought this event was a great indication of just how fantastic the student body is here. Everyone got behind the event, supported the club, and had a great time. That doesn't mean that all of the guys were gun-ho about participating though. In my section, the Jive Turkeys, we have about 40-50 guys, and we were only able to get 3 to participate. Nonetheless, most of the section was out there giving their support to the team.

I'm all about having fun and acting the fool, so of course I jumped on the chance to participate. My team (3 guys and 2 girls) ended up performing the "exercise" routine from the Eric Prydz video "Call On Me." Fair warning if you look up the video; the content is a bit inappropriate, which is why I didn't link to it. The routine went off perfectly, and I feel safe saying that we brought down the house, though we only came away with 2nd place (and a free wine tasting for 10).

This was one of the top highlights of my experience at Kellogg so far. It was way too much fun performing in front of everyone and then hanging out in the atrium in full drag with our classmates. When you make it out to Kellogg, I highly recommend that you participate, especially if this is outside of your comfort zone, because you are going to have a lot of fun and grad school is all about stretching yourself. After we finished our performance, I had sectionmates coming up to me and telling me that they wished they had participated. Unfortunately for them, you can only do this once during your 1st year!

There are more than enough career-limiting pictures of all of us from the event, but I'll leave you all with one of mine.



The other person in the picture is my friend Lorena, who was on the winning section's team. She was also selected as one of this year's Businessweek MBA Journal writers, so make sure to check that out! Knowing her, the journals should be interesting :)

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