The Party has Come, Let's Shake Hands
Guimaraes - A welcoming party for new students Uminho was glowly held. The event was enlivened by students music clubs and famous bands of Portugal. This party held three consecutive days from Tuesday to Thursday.
In that afternoon, I saw some flyers and posters "monkeys,
giraffes, zebras and birds" posted along the road to campus.
Because of minimum understanding on Portuguese language, I just
assumed that the advertisment was from the local zoo which offered
discounts to visit. Arriving at campus, I read an email from my
friend that the poster that ijust thought was a party flyer, a time
for all students to gather to know each other. However, i dont know
why it´s called "animal party".
At 6:30 p.m., I've seen several students waiting for bus at the
stop before campus. Some of them appear willing to go to learn, and
the others are ready with their party's dress. Forty minutes later,
the bus were we waiting for finally arrived. All of them rushed in
and the journey to Guimaraes began. The historic town that reminded
me the story of "Batalha de São Mamede" happenson 12 June 1128.
It's really a historic city.
At 8 pm I arrived at campus Azurem, this is the first time I
visited the city of Guimaraes. Arriving at the building Recepcao
Coloiro I saw dozens of students from various majors stand neatly
lined up around the dance floor. They were ready to welcome you
tonight, just say to how many cups you need to make you float. The
price of ticket is also affordable, seven Euros for one ticket per
night or 15 Euros for for 3 days parties and ten Euros per night
for the public. The committee also provides box tickets there.
Thus, I want to see soon the party that will be served
My waiting for three hours finally paid off already. Promptly at
eleven "Recepção ao Caloiro" starting to feel the nuances party.
The first song "Guimaraes Preciosa" which was sung by Tun'obebes
became the opening theme. The majority-member of Portuguese
traditional music group are engineering students. Amazing! Ten
students were nimble fingers over the strings to play guitar and
mandolin. Potugis sexy dance style was seducing all the audience to
The dance floor heats up when the music group "Azeituna" in action.
Sound of drums, and beautiful passages of guitar, bass, mandolin,
and so on were nice to listen, until a group of female students
shouting hysterically. In this performence, I saw a female student
was appointed to the stage. Oh, in fact, it is her birthday
tonight. She was a lucky girl. The whole of the evening seemed to
be hers; the audience sang the song as a greeting for her. The
atmosphere warmer on the stage, all the musicians pick a beer to
welcome new students. Appearance of "Azaitun" ended by inviting her
to the dance floor.
In the late night, "Soul of Fire", regge music group as if drugged
throughout the audience. Regge typical rhythm sounded relaxed and
excited. I saw to my right and left side, there were cheerful
dance, they really enjoy the party tonight. Then go with
exceptional DJ performances. Let's have party till morning!
"This is the party that is very dear to pass up, I have already
fives times attended a party of this kind" said Tricornio, the
fourth year students of electronics.
Text: Rendra Ardyansah