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Written by Deborah Good

Posted on 24 March 2013

April 4-6, MysterE-Days will be "A really unique weekend where the Orediggers let loose and have fun," according to E-Days publicity chair Karen Gilsdorf. The event features T.J. Miller as the comedian Thursday night and AWOLNATION as the headliner of Saturday's concert.

MAC is particularly excited about this year's theme. Gilsdorf explained MysterE-Days "sounded like a fun one where you could do a lot with it, and it was fun for the reveal." She hoped the theme will be one that everyone enjoys. Gilsdorf also said, "The shirts are so awesome we're worried about running out."

MysterE-Days events will begin Thursday, April 4 with a comedy show featuring Nick Vatterott and T.J. Miller. Vatterott was named as a break-out at the New Faces showcase at Montreal's 2010 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival by "The Hollywood Reporter." Miller is a Denver native, with film credits including "Cloverfield," "She's Out of My League," and "Get Him to the Greek." He was named one of "Variety's" 10 Comics to Watch and one of "Entertainment Weekly's" 12 Rising Stars of Comedy. Gilsdorf said of the event, "The comedian should be hilarious." After the comedians, the Residence Hall Association will host the annual Casino Night, featuring a chance to redeem free chips for prizes. During the casino night, Sigma Kappa will present the annual Mr. Big Digger competition, a male beauty pageant hosted by Miller.

Events will resume early on Friday, April 5 with the Ore Cart Pull. MAC described it as "one of the oldest E-Days traditions... that every student needs to experience at least once." Students will walk 7.5 miles to the Colorado State Capitol in Denver and be awarded a free t-shirt and Chipotle for their troubles. Friday afternoon will feature a Tesla Coil Demonstration by the CSM chapter of IEEE. The day will conclude with the MasqueRAVE dance, featuring the Catalina Rhyme Mixers and Connor Cruise as DJs.

Saturday will begin with the Cardboard Boat race in Clear Creek, as "boats made entirely of cardboard and tape" float down Clear Creek. The engineering competitions will continue with the Soap Box Derby. MAC explained that entrants have to "propel their car down the hill and to the finish line" with only gravity. Saturday events will also include a car show, a carnival, trebuchets, and the annual Undie Run.

MysterE-Days will conclude with a concert featuring AWOLNATION, with Air Dubai as the opener. Gilsdorf said of the concert, "people are really excited about AWOLNATION" and "Air Dubai is also pretty awesome."

MAC and Gilsdorf encouraged students to enjoy MysterE-Days responsibly, and with this in mind, there will be an alcohol awareness event prior to MysterE-Days, and a piece of free swag will be given for attending. Speaking on safety, Gilsdorf said, "Be sure to go to alcohol awareness, be safe, don't drive drunk, always have a sober person around... We just ask everyone uses common sense and good judgment."

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