I was a first year student at UWO enjoying all the insanity that goes along with Frosh Week. I wore the same shirt all week, drank a lot, made new friends and adjusted to being a university student.
As I look back, I do believe that one of the purposes of Frosh Week is to exhaust and embarrass the new students.
Cue the dance. All residences and affiliate colleges were meeting for the big rally on the hill at the end of the week. We spent a week learning our own chants, cheers, etc. And we learned a dance. It all went well in the gym. I blame little sleep and a rush of terrifying anxiety for making me think that this would turn out well.
We moved in a giant mass to the hill.
Cue the music.
For the first 20 seconds of the song (during the Stevie Nicks sample) we were bent down, and bouncing up and down. In the gym I did this perfectly. But on a hill (on a freaking hill!?! Why would we be doing a dance on a slant??! COME ON.) it was disastrous.
After the first 20 seconds I bounced, bounced, bounced. And then fell. And rolled a bit. Luckily either my fellow students did their best to shade me from people seeing or they completely ignored me. Which ever, I crawled away and watched them dance their little hearts out.
Then I got drunk with my new found friends.
Therefore this song will always remind me of falling flat on my butt in front of the entire class of 2005.
Destiny’s Child (2001)