First Mason prom attracts large turnout

On Saturday, Mason students flocked to the Mason Inn to take part in the first Mason Formal. (Jake McLernon)

Numbers don’t lie, and the numbers have it: George Mason University’s first-ever formal was a success.

A total of 125 people attended the event, which was held at the Mason Inn’s Junior Ballroom on April 16.

“It was awesome,” said freshman Elizabeth Witcher, a biology major.

A stretch limousine making the rounds of Patriot Circle was the mode of transportation for about 50 of the partygoers, who upon arriving at the Mason Inn enjoyed free hors d’oeuvres and music from their favorite popular artists.

The formal was billed as a university prom and students agreed with that description.

“It kind of feels like I’m still in high school,” said Witcher. “But this was the best part of high school!”

John Robinson, an undeclared freshman, enjoyed the formal as well.

“It was a good dance,” he said. “Even the food was good.”

C2M's Alicia Thayer was at the formal and captured the below footage of the event.

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