OxStu gives a run down of Wadstock

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The twelve hour music festival Wadstock kicked off last Saturday, May 11 with twenty-six acts in the lineup and over 850 students in attendance.  The event was organized by the Wadham College Entz, a committee of Wadham students. Aside from the musical performances, other entertainment included a bouncy house and a body painting tent.

The festival started off with three different stages: the John Wayne antechapel, the Nick Wadham acoustic stage, and the Dorothy Wadham main stage. As the day progressed, the other two stages ended their lineup and left only the mainstage.

Leanne Yau, one of the returning acoustic stage performers had a great time during her set.

“Of course I enjoyed playing at Wadstock and also seeing other talented performers. The crowd liked my set list and sang along to some of it.”

Wadstock does not require people to dress up in a particular theme, and so students took on their own initiative to get festival ready.  Stencils were provided for attendees to decorate themselves with paint or glitter.

The night ended with the group Dot’s Funk Odyssey who covered Wadham bop’s closing song: Nelson Mandela by The Specials.