MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University students were more than ready for this year’s FallFest.
After a two-year pause because of coronavirus-related concerns, the institution held the annual live music event Tuesday at the Evansdale Rec Center athletic fields. Students had formed lines an hour before gates opened.
“It’s definitely exciting. We’ve been waiting for this for a few years now, and it’s finally back,” senior Harley Kautz said.
“You know, it’s been two years,” junior Mae Lynn Sadler told MetroNews affiliate WAJR-AM. “Two years ago, we would’ve never thought of anything like this happening right now, so that’s the plus.”
Hip-hop musician Tay Money, reggae-rock ground Dirty Heads, country singer Dustin Lynch and platinum recording artist Polo G drew crowds to the event. Local food vendors accompanied the live music.
Students greeted the musicians with overwhelming enthusiasm.
“I know for the out-of-state freshmen, they were really excited for FallFest and Welcome Week,” said Abby Feifco, who grew up in Texas and is about to begin her first year of courses. “I know for sure, for me, this is something that I’ve never experienced, and it’s been so fun.”
The first classes of the fall semester begin Wednesday.