The spring semester takes on a much different feel than the fall. Gone are the days of Football Fridays filled with pep rallies, Saturdays consisting of tailgates and night games, and Sundays purely dedicated to the last minute and desperate completion of homework assignments. Once the football season ended, there was Thanksgiving and Christmas with all their associated activities and movie marathons. Still too cold to sit out on the quad, the time once dedicated to football and holiday cheer is now free this semester. If you’re like me, a good part of the last few weekends has been spent lounging on the futon watching Netflix originals and using the extra flexpoints to satisfy an unhealthy desire for a continuous mound of french fries. While fun, boredom soon sets in and has students turning to alternative modes of entertainment.
Enter, Legends Night Club. I know, it’s a restaurant AND a club, what more could you ask for? In the current campus culture, Legends has a bad rep. There are usually two reactions when encountering club propaganda: cringing or a somewhat casual “that sounds fun” but never enough willpower to actually attend. Hip Hop night has been marked a must have experience for ND underclassmen but one that you will probably never attend again due to social constraints and a mounting disdain for so-called “alternative programming”. Well, this weekend, I did some investigative journalism, and by that I mean I had nothing else to do and was tired of sitting on my butt, and I checked out Legends so you don’t have to but my hope is that maybe the student population will start to change their opinion.
Legends makes it their goal to bring in a steady flow of original artists from student bands to Echosmith. Free for students, the club puts on shows ranging in genre so check out their semester schedule. I attended the Rainbow Kitten Surprise concert and it was a surprise (lol, get it?) for sure. I had never heard of the band before and I was pleasantly surprised (sorry I can’t stop) when they were added to my playlists the next morning. It’s like Pandora but in real life. Not into live music? Legends has DJ nights too.
Speaking of music, dorm parties definitely have upgraded their sound systems recently, but it’s hard to bust a move when you’re packed in so tight you couldn’t leave if you wanted to. Let’s be honest, some days you just want to get your groove on and Legends has themed nights all the time. Think Hip Hop, Swing, and Salsa nights. Regardless of your talent, Legends provides the dance floor and all you have to do is take advantage of it.
3. Food and Drink
Little known fact is that Legends really does serve as a nightclub for students, which means it does serve alcohol, you know, if you’re 21. Besides that, there’s a snack bar and soda and such.
In short, it’s a cleaner, safer Feve that has more options besides the top 40 playlist and a chance to see some really fantastic live performances. You don’t have to get in a cab and they serve nachos. So this semester, instead of waiting for your Netflix account to ask if you’re still watching, get off the couch and try something new.
Happy Spring! XOXO HCND