Gena Porotsky ’19
Last weekend was the well-known GAA dance, the event where Mercy girls dress up in crazy costumes according to their class theme and just have fun. Being a freshman, this was my first time going to a GAA dance, and I can honestly say I was impressed. It was fun seeing all of the crazy costumes that different people pulled together. My personal favorite was the group of Beanie Babies, by a group of seniors with the 90’s theme. The music was great (although I feel like they could’ve gone with more One Direction). They played many different genres of music, and a bunch of songs to dance to and let loose.
By far, my favorite part of the whole dance was seeing the life-sized cardboard cutout of Pope Francis dancing to Turn Down for What above the crowd with in inflatable boom box hanging on his arm. I practically died of laughter upon seeing that.
I did feel like the decorations were lacking, though. I wasn’t expecting a lot, but I wasn’t expecting to walk into a practically empty gym, either. Of course, I didn’t go for the decor, I went to have fun, so I didn’t care all that much about the lack of pizzazz.
With all that said, I really enjoyed GAA and I am definitely looking forward to next year.