Last week, I had the pleasure to shoot an event for The Southeast Review, an independent literary magazine, with a #groovy 70's theme. I had an awesome time and the event turned out to be a great success.
I spoke to Paige Blair, the person behind the night's events, and she provided me with a detailed statement to explain the meaning of the night's fundraiser and its purpose.
"Way back in September of 2013, The Southeast Review’s fundraising committee began planning the “What is $ER Fundraiser for $1,000?: F$U FACULTY GAME $HOW.” This year, especially, the independently funded journal needed to host a successful event, and although it seemed overly ambitious they aimed to raise $1,000 for future publications of the biannual journal. Throughout the eight-months leading up to the event the committee organized raffle donations, wrangled esteemed professors into serving as the show contestants, coordinated with the Warehouse, designed our own original game show categories, questions, and rules. We also coordinated with the incredible musical group, the FSU AcaBelles, who generously offered to open the show.
On Tuesday, April 1st, the Game Show finally happened! Avni Vyas served as the hilariously entertaining Game Show Host, and the contestants—Dr. David Kirby, Dr. Diane Roberts, and Dr. James Kimrell—wowed the audience with their intellectual prowess. The good natured competition led to some hilarious wrong answers and on-stage banter. We’re so grateful for their support. Additionally, we’re thankful for the nearly one-hundred attendants! Between the bake sale, the book raffle, and tickets at the door we surpassed our goal and raised nearly $1,050! Collectively, the editors of The Southeast Review let out a sigh of relief, and celebrated the success with a round of neon-green Jello shots. Cheers to another year of SER, and the freshest fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art. Cheers to the community that supports us!"
The set of photographs below begin with some behind-the-scenes shots and shots of the event. BTW... Those FSU Acabelles have some vocals that will make you stop whatever it is you're doing and fall into a trance (almost 8 million views on youtube good). #whoa