Pick your theme song!

As convocation is a few weeks away for some of us, I was joking with a friend if they will play Pomp & Circumstance in the Chan. Then the conversation dissolved into naming bizarre theme songs for the ceremony. Here are some honourable mentionables:

Circus Theme – Entry of the Gladiators and
Khachaturian – Gayane Sabre Dance
Graduates flying in and grabbing their diplomas in record time. Complete with flying monkeys, trapeze artists, and walking elephants. It will be the shortest and most entertaining ceremony you will ever sit through.

The Imperial March The grad gowns kinda fit huh?

Survivor – Eye of the Tiger, Deep Purple – Smoke on The Water Don’t ask.

What’s your pick? Whatever it is, it’s gotta be better than bagpipes.

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Vivian is always a proud Hong Konger but true to Vancouver at heart. She has just about three months left at UBC and intends on making the best out of it. Besides International Relations and French, she mostly busies herself with traveling, food and everything about it. Be her e-Friend, s'il vous plait.

4 Responses to “Pick your theme song!”

  1. Julia

    I still feel a little scarred from walking into my university graduation expecting a regal Pomp & Circumstance done full orchestra-style, only to be greeted with the university’s 5-piece midi-band playing said song. Unfortunately, not quite the same.

    In earlier days I might have gone with Death or Glory by the Clash, but while that would be super cool, when I someday graduate from UBC, I’ll hope for those 100-odd folks tooting me on.

  2. Dave Semeniuk

    I always wanted 100-odd folks singing my name over and over again – but not just me, everyone who was walking down the red carpet too. In the end , you’d have a cacophony of a few thousand people yelling graduates’ names over and over again.

    The song doesn’t need to be complicated – in fact, just replacing “army” with “Dave” in “The Army Goes Rolling Along” would be awesome.

  3. Vivian

    OH LOL. 5-piece midi-band. Dave: Oh man that’s so rockstar… it reminds me of some wrestler being announced and running into the ring with people shouting his name. Actually I’m not sure what to expect at all at convocation. Is cheering even allowed?

    PS: most ghetto-fabulous graduation ceremony ever was for my high school. Too poor to afford a hall or theatre, the administration rents out the local community skating rink and they drain out the ice for our ‘stage’.

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