Kings of Chaos, the McKinzie Hall act, had 18 members during Freshman Follies–the highest number of participants in 30 years.
Caleb Evans, freshman computer science major and McKinzie Hall act director from Tumwater, Washington, said he had to pry McKinzie freshman to convince them to join the act.
“McKinzie only has one act because, up to this point, all of the guys in the freshman class and at ACU in general feel like Follies is a thing that the girls do,” Evans said. “Follies is a thing that won’t be enjoyable outside of maybe just watching it.”
Freshman Follies prizes, including shirts, a banner for their dorm and being a part of the homecoming parade, convinced some of the reluctant freshman to join.
Caleb Escobar, freshman nursing major and co-director from Round Rock, said members quit because the dance routines appeared uncool to them.
“It kinda made me feel like some of the guys didn’t want to do it because they seem like it just wasn’t a guy thing,” Escobar said. “I feel like they should have because it was a lot more fun than they were expecting.”
Escobar said the act amazed both the McKinzie freshmen who saw the show and the McKinzie freshmen who performed it.
The act featured songs including “Thriller,” “The Carlton Dance” and “Immigrant Song.” The participants dressed in long blond wigs and white shirts, and a few of them wore shark onesies.
“It was very out there,” said Isaiah Barrera, freshman digital entertainment technology major and co-director from Round Rock. “That can be a word I can use because any other specific word is a little bit hard due to the fact that there was so much songs that really mixed together.”
Barrera said he did not want to be a part of Freshman Follies at first.
“But you know push comes to shove I joined and the experience was something I will never forget as long as I live,” Barrera said.
The performance won honorable mention.