Prickly Pear, Yearbook of Abilene Christian University, 2006 Page: 70
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of his lungs.
wh at it may be,"Macias said to his audience at JamFest on Oct. 14.
talent on campus,"Spell said.
Ais yeboth handr' s gripped the microphone and his eyes slowly closedss, SpellCaris said.
"his facwere vetoward the skyed whilthe moving a hanowd upon his heart and begwith all to sing at the topbands."
By:Revealing his passion for love mand unith, adapted becomes the central goal for Maias, class oft
B2005 and lead singer for the band, Clad in Scarlet, while performed on stage.st
On stage, Macias f ocused on his audience while trying to reveal his own purpose for
Streets of Sihon Lee
2 Clad in Scarlet
performing, he said.
"We try to send our a message of love, and we want to reach out to everyone, not just a
particular culture or'group,"' Macias said."We focus on having fun on s tage. Our fans bring
us energ Williams
Performing on campus is exciting for the band because the campus is a"friendly environment,"
and the band also enjoys seeing "familiar faces," Macias said. One of the band's
favorite places to play at is in their house, Macias said."We can play in our underwear:'
Clad in Scarlet was one of eight bands that performed arjamFest, which began at 5 p.m.
and ended at 8 p.m.
Prior to Clad in Scarlet's performance, the band, Streets of Simon Ioee debuted.
"We try to write songs that deal with realism and the experiences in people's lives," said i
Jason Drysdale, sophomore Christian ministry major from St. Louis. Drysdale's perfor- -I
mance included lead vocals and guitar; he also arranged the lyrics for the band's songs.
The members of Streets of Simon ILee tried to show that they're"into their music" while __
on stage so others will "get into it," Drysdale said.
"This was our first actual show," he said. ."here's nothing like being on stage. I love it."
Each band was given a 25-30 minute time limit; however, a few bands exceeded this
limit, said Amanda Spell, coordinator of Student Organizations and Activities.
The university hosts Jamt est for a specific reason-to "showcase the current musical _I
talent on campus," Spell said. ; .
Ihis year 'sJam Fest was a success, Spell said.
"We were very pleased with the crowd thait showed up and with all the bands." _
By:Jayme Smith, adapted from the Optimist
Bands that performed atJamFest
-Joie de Vivre
I-Takisha Knight a?
- Streets of Simon Lee
-I ane Millllams I
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