The last event of Homecoming Saturday, Cheap Thrills, began at 8:30 p.m. The variety show is a tradition put on twice a semester by Dativus to fundraise for a charity, currently Locks of Love. All of the skits are written and performed by Dativus members and alumni. Dativus president Justin Bemis explained, “Our motto is ‘going with the flow’ because it’s cheap thrills, so it’s got to be fun and light, not as heavy and well-planned.”
Originally, this semester’s show was going to be combined with the Avanti Booster’s annual event into “Cheap Encore.” Unfortunately, Encore had to be rescheduled last minute.
Despite the circumstances, Cheap Thrills carried on and was well-received. Junior Owen Smith said about the show, “It was fun. We laughed a lot… This is the first of many Cheap Thrills experiences for me.” Fellow student Josh Slayton added, “The guys were very enthusiastic about their performances.”
Some of the returning skits were yoga ball jousting, “Pieing the President” and the new members’ dance. One popular new act was a comical instructional presentation of how to pick up girls, with such advice as speaking in a fake accent and proposing in a Walmart. The fan-favorite “Men with Guns” segment also appeared. According to Bemis, next semester the skit will be slightly different, being called “Men with Guts” and performed by Dativus alums.