UOS autumn festival, Bibigo finished with flying colors: Ended on Oct.1, this festival, Bibigo could attract more students to participate in and enjoy, and they were generally pleased with it.
Bibigo was a variety festival with many attractions to keep students occupied. Starting with Jeonnongchejeon on Sept. 29, performances were held on the central stage, and Baebong Rock Concert was also conducted by band clubs from departments at Baebongtang. In addition to these, the guest singers and performance teams’ stage heated up the festival. During the festival period, there were various booths serving food and offering activities not seen in previous festivals.
Diverse participation and experience booths also stood out during this festival. Many promotional booths run by clubs at UOS were noticeable, and club members were keen on advertising their clubs. There were five separate zones including an experiencezone in which students could do such activities as henna and wall-climbing, an entertainment-zone bringing some amusement facilities, a sports-zone, a healing-zone, and a matching-zone.
There was also a greater effort on the part of many staff members behind the scenes of this amusing festival. Kim Dong-kyu (School of Economics, ’12), a chief of the festival planning team, said, “We laid emphasis on keeping the lines for events moving, so students were not dispersed or hampered. It made people’s movement comfortable and helped to enhance their concentration. We also tried not to create any scheduling conflicts, so we could maintain spectators instead of decentralizing them. Individual booths was also competent, which made the festival more abundant.” When asked if there were any regrets, he answered, “The festival was not done during the class make-up week, so this created some problems receiving official approvals for their absences. For a festival of its scale, the number of volunteers and planning team members needed was also lacking.”
Bibigo showed great improvements both in quality and quantity. However, it seems that something was still left to be desired. It needs to look at system or procedural faults of the process in preparation of the festival and work on measures that can resolve the problems for the improvement of it.