The West Campus postgraduate parking lot was transformed into the ultimate party venue on Friday night as the annual Fresher’s Bash took place under the auspices of the Wits SRC (Students’ Representative Council).
A massive stage, beer stand and food stalls greeted first years who arrived dressed for a night of celebration. The bash normally marks the end of the orientation period for new students as they head into the academic programme which starts on Monday.
The event was meant to kick off at 6pm, but this was delayed due to a few last minute hitches. One of the alcohol delivery vans only arrived at 7:30pm, leaving hordes of party-goers waiting outside the closed gates. However, as soon as the gates were opened they stormed the stage area and the delay was quickly forgotten.
A few of the local DJ acts that lit up the stage was AKA, DJ Doctor Malinga, Major League, DJ Naves, Euphonic, DJ Moflava and DJ SPHEctacular from MetroFM.
First years who attended the party seemed only had good things to say about it on Twitter. Innocentia Kgaphola (@Innokgaps) said, “AKA on stage killing the crowd!! #FreshersBash”
Porchia Wilson (@djpopzeecurlz) said, “#FreshersBash off the chains”.
The party went on well into the early hours of the morning with Wits buses circulating until 2.45 am.