So IgniteLansing 2.0 was spectacular. In between making sure speakers were lined up and ready to go, I took some photos.
Ignite took place at the Old Town Temple Building. Formerly a church, then used as a venue, and now soon to be office space. We secured the building as the facility to host the second Ignite before renovations have been completed. Even though it was unfinished, I loved the way it looked just as it was. Peeling paint, stained glass windows and just how open it is inside. I went there a couple times in the beginning of college to see some of my friends' bands and some others such as the Audition, As Cities Burn, Russian Circles, etc. Oh nostalgia.
Spartan Dischords, an all male a cappella group from Michigan State University opened the event with their performance.
I coerced my friend, Tom to submit a topic. Somehow, among 47 submissions his seemingly boring topic, "the food we eat" was among the top 15 selected to present during Ignite. And he won out of his group.
Bil Moore also won out of his group. His presentation on "clunkers for cash" helped me realize how much money I'm wasting on my new 2009 Chevy Malibu. Thanks Bil.
Steve Jencks, the winner from the last group, presented on how to survive a B movie. Helpful tips to survive horror flicks included "don't get in a shower or get nekkid"
I just liked this picture. Justin did a great job on his presentation though, as did everyone.
Tieka and Tom!