I went to the Colonial Invasion event at the Smith Center. It was well orchestrated and even President Knapp attended. A female basketball player (forgot her name) and Aaron Ware were the "MCs" and there were dance numbers by the Spirit Team and the cheerleaders and the GW band played. The score featured the "Chicago Bucket Boys" -- a troupe playing plastic buckets real well. The new scoreboard video is outstanding. The Chicago Bucket Boys were introduced by Tim Johnson.
The mens and womens basketball teams each did a hiphop dance routine when introduced one by one. Every one of them threw a shirt or two to the audience (lots of shirts flying around). They even came out with free burritos wrapped in foil and I thought Oh my God, they're not going to throw the burritos (think beans and rice flying around from exploding burritos). They passed those around, thank goodness. Aaron Ware was great as an MC. Lasan and Tony doing a hiphop dance were great.
It ended with singing the GW fight song plus the alma mater. One thing though: the event was sparsely attended -- less than half the Smith Center's capacity. I recall Hobbs' first year as coach, following two disappointing Pender years, the Midnight Madness event filled the Smith Center. Where have all the fans gone?