By TJ Murphy ‘20

Usually, not being able to hear over the roar of screaming teenagers and loud music doesn’t seem like a fun time, but the students at Mother McAuley’s homecoming dance on Saturday, Sept. 21, would beg to differ.

Despite the heat in the gymnasium and the booming crowd, students at the dance had a blast.

“It was the best dance yet,” said McAuley senior Allie Duffy.  After going around and asking several students, they all said that they were having a great time. Even off the dance floor, people were chatting away in the cafeteria and lounge area, so when people needed a break from dancing, they were still enjoying their time there.

DJ Lance George made an appearance at this year’s dance, and after every song played, the crowd got more and more excited.

“The music was outstanding,” said Rice junior Matt Quattrocchi. “I was mesmerized by the lights, and I had a ton of fun.” There was never a point in the night where people stopped dancing.

When asked how she felt about her last dance at Mother McAuley, senior Brigid Barkmeier said, “I couldn’t have asked for anything better. My friends had to drag me out of the gym to get water because every time I felt like it was a good time to leave, another song came on and lured me right back into the middle of the dance floor.”

The dance took place on September 21, which is the night that the hit song “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire takes place on. The song starts off saying, “Do you remember? The 21st night of September.” Many people referenced this song at the dance, and Rice senior Jimmy Maguire said, “I’m definitely going to remember the 21st night of September.”