Tropical barbecue promotes free concert at Fiji

Phi Delta Gamma (Fiji) made Bellflower Road a little more tropical on Friday, Sept. 1. The Fiji brothers hosted a barbecue to welcome students and provide a relaxing event after the first week of classes, while also promoting their upcoming, rescheduled event, Owl Fest.

Member of the fraternities, who can usually be seen out on their front lawn during the week playing music and greeting anyone who passes by, invited everyone to join in on the fun that Friday afternoon. Dressed in beach apparel, they were grilling hamburgers, hot dogs and other summer favorites. They had also set up cornhole and ladder toss, all to promote their upcoming events and their rush schedule.

Many may have seen their event, Owl Fest, publicized on Facebook or chalked around campus, but due to unforeseen circumstances and a desire to attract more people, the event was rescheduled to Friday, Sept. 15 at 9 p.m.

That event is a new one for the fraternity, and with the extra time, the brothers of Fiji are working to make their first annual welcome back concert an event that everyone will remember and look forward to in the years to come. The concert will also be one of revival for them in many ways.

Second-year student and Recruitment Chairman  Igor Tutelman, showed off the space where the artists will perform and talked about the return of music events to the Fiji house.

“It has been a few years since the Fiji house has held a music event like this so it’s great to bring this back,” said Tutelman. “This will also be a revival for our outpost which is very exciting for us.”

The outpost is a grungy space in the best way possible, with a bar, stage and “Fiji” penned across the walls in large letters. It makes for a unique aesthetic that will only enhance the experience for those attending Owl Fest.

The fraternity is bringing in DJs Neverfree, Brazi and bigger name Bando; each has numerous mixtapes available. The three DJs will bring their own exclusive sound to the night which will make this event one you won’t forget.

Tutelman’s excitement for the event was infectious and anyone can see why; this will be a prime event to help start off the year. Mark your calendars for Sept. 15 and join Fiji for a fun night.