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Homecoming Magician: Miss

Abby Boell

September 24, 2019

 

Last Wednesday, the magician performance at the West Point Community Theater was a horrible experience for us. The only thing that can explain that horrid night was kids, kids, and more kids. First of all, the elementary student took up a majority of the theater. They “marked off” the first three rows for the high school students, but when no high school students were showing up, the elementary kids were told they could move into that area.

 That should have been a red flag to all of us high school students! With the kids now all around us, we couldn’t hear anything the magician was saying.

 Another thing about the performance that was annoying was that the magician only picked elementary students to be volunteers. Hello! This is our homecoming, not theirs. Throughout the whole performance, we only had four high school students on stage the rest of them were elementary students.

During the performance, the magician had us focus on a spinning wheel to show us an optical illusion. I was trying to focus on the spinning wheel, but about five seconds later, I had a toddler jump on my lap. I had no idea whose kid it was, but then the parent of the child was yelling at the toddler to come back. Another reason not to bring elementary kids to shows like this is because their parents have to go with them, and if they have a baby and or toddler, it just ruins the moment for everyone.

My freshman year was the start of the no bonfire during homecoming week. If the school wants kids to participate and enjoy homecoming more, they should bring back the bonfire. Then, they wouldn’t be hearing complaints like this one.

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