The preparations started off in the month of January’10. Slowly but steadily we planned a roadmap for ORION 2010, the intra college cultural extravaganza that every crescentian always waits for. These two days promise full on entertainment and fun at no extra cost from the students. The preparation phase saw a lot of ups and much more downs. There were rumours abt the show being cancelled or being postponed. OMG! this time even the guys were involved in these gossips.
Finally, the function was approved and the preparations started in full swing. As the days (March 5-6,2010) approached closer and closer the panic gripped the Core team. But somehow the hostelites and day scholars ensured that this event should be a benchmark.
Day 1 of ORION kicked off with a bang and having a chief guest, Mr. Kiruba Shankar was indeed a matter of honor. As the day moved on, it was becoming easier because the schedule was planned strategically. We finished the events half an hour ahead of schedule pre-lunch session. VJ Craig’s presence in the Auditorium ensured a jam packed scene. Fine arts events, Scavenger Hunt & Quiz events were simply impeccable & witnessed lot of zeal. As the day progressed, Music events took the center-stage. Singer Haricharan & Music Director Satish Chakravarthy graced the occasion & then performed together on stage as well. This marked the highlight of Day 1; followed by dance events and then the chief guest for the day Samutrakani & Namoh Narayanan entertained the crowd in no time. Phew!! 50% of the event was done…that was a sigh of relief.
Day 2 of ORION started off with a much better crowd in the auditorium and cool events like stand-up comedy, tamil debate, adzap & talent show going on-stage. Yet again, Kudos to the team for having finished the line up of events 10 mins ahead of schedule pre-lunch session. After the lunch, the auditorium experienced maximum crowd in no time as the events were full of energy and fun. Variety Pro Show & Dance Performances enthralled one and all. How can I forget BLAAZE??? Yupp, the chief guest for the day 2. He was in the campus on time and the sequence of his entry was carefully planned. The crowd went ga-ga after seeing him on stage rapping some of his finest works. An artist so down to earth and so amiable, hard to find celebs like him. That’s the way Core team and associate committees streamlined the process.
All good things in life have to meet its end & so did ORION’10 had to. It started with moments of fears but ended up with moments of tears. Final few minutes of the day made almost everyone get into emotional breakdown. All exhausted when I reached homw and opened facebook….OMG!!! All the people had enjoyed every bit of ORION 2010 and rated it as the best ever. The emotions were being portrayed in the words they used. Kudos to all the people who were directly or indirectly involved in making ORION 2010 “THE” event of the year. In the end, all I can say is ” I am really gonna miss this place, I miss my college days”.