Campus Life: ACE Dueling Pianos

Rachel Chou, Assistant Campus Life Editor

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Upon hearing the phrase “Dueling Pianos,” one might think of grand pianos and medieval sword fights. In its less literal interpretation, Dueling Pianos is a show in which two to four piano players take requested songs from the audience, with bits of comedic routines interlaced into the performance.

On Oct. 31, Activities and Campus Events (ACE) hosted Dueling Pianos, which took place in a large tent adorned with pumpkins and paper lanterns in honor of Homecoming Weekend and Halloween. Piano song request slips were placed on tables for audience members to bring to the two pianists. A range of music was played, from Elton John to Britney Spears.

For alumni, the event offered a sentimental time to reflect and reunite with old friends.

“It’s definitely a moment in time you can never get back, a moment to reflect and to celebrate your time at Bucknell,” Felix Boakye-Afriyie ’14 said.

A variety of food was served at the event, including Bison Dip, for alumni who missed a University favorite. To keep in the Halloween spirit, there were cookies in the shape of pumpkins and witches, gourds set on the table, and a giant tub of popcorn that guests could enjoy.

“As always, Bucknell Homecoming never fails to deliver mouthwatering food. What better way to celebrate a cold night with alumni than with warm, cheese-filled pretzel bites and hot apple cider while the two pianists perform classic jams? It was a night to remember for sure and a great way to kick off the weekend,” April Htut ’15 said.

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