MyGen looked different this year, but not just because of COVID-19.
Featuring musicians and student bands from all over campus, MyGen is put on by the Student Activities Council (SAC), a group of Taylor students dedicated to creating fun and relevant events for the Taylor University campus.
Together, SAC puts on other events such as Nostalgia Night, the Ice Cream Social and Coffee and Canvas.
This year, senior Aidden Tapia and junior Evan Doty were chosen to host MyGen and they were very excited about the unique acts being performed.
More people auditioned this year than ever before, but only 12 groups hit the stage on Oct 24. These 12 included a variety of people and music never before seen at MyGen, including boy bands and girl bands, back up dancers and everything from techno to ballads to upbeat rock.
Each group performed songs written in the years after the current senior class was born: songs they can say are from their generation.
Returning cabinet member sophomore Nathaniel Boer said that between the new acts, the MC’s, the theme and the COVID restrictions, it was a MyGen like no other.
The theme this year was Silent Night—every wing and floor was encouraged to show up in themed costumes as they would for the Silent Night Game. The SAC team was excited to offer an opportunity that will combine these traditions into something new and memorable.
“This is the biggest event of the year,” said SAC president and junior Rebecca Wright. “Taylathon was one of TSO’s big traditions that we were able to make happen with COVID, and this is going to be another big tradition that people are looking forward to. I think that the fact that more people have auditioned than ever before is telling of how good the show should be and how excited students are for it.”
MyGen had two separate showtimes on Saturday at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., each with a maximum capacity of 400 people. Between the shows there was an hour intermission in which Rediger was cleaned and prepared for the next audience.