Homecoming: Fire & Ice and Everything Nice – Part Two

Homecoming: Fire & Ice and Everything Nice – Part Two


Saturday: the day was here and gone like the cupcakes at My Delight Cup Cakery. Let’s start with the physical attractions. From the Ferris-wheel, to the beer and wine garden, to build a Bronco, there was more than enough fun and games for every student, friend, family member and alumni.

Adrenalin was pumping as those, young and old, rode the many attractions set up in the I-Poly parking lot. The Ferris wheel spun high and mighty, overlooking the Cal Poly Pomona campus. Students ran up the stairs to the top of the giant slide, which had ridges that could give you some serious air if you had the right momentum. The mini carousel carried the kids by horse as they rotated the festival scenery. A pirate ship swung back and forth, rocking passengers to yell “Lunch over-board!”

Set up on the soccer field was a few jump and bouncy houses, where kiddies escaped their parents – and those parents smirked knowing they would have a quiet car ride home. Also on the soccer fields, there were many tents set up with club booths where you could get freebies like, make your own CPP custom sunglasses, build a bronco (or piglet) and spin your own artwork.

Associated Students Inc.’s Campus Recreation had sports activities to play along with Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC) tours. Not only did CPP students, friends, and fellow alumni attend Homecoming, but there were tiny and oh-so cuddly animals there for your petting joy.

Food trucks lined up with delicious squared spiral potatoes, a variety of tacos, decadent cupcakes, and so many many more! But…what is a homecoming without music!?

With the sun shining and the bands filling the atmosphere with all different genres, happy Homecomingers (that’s a word right?) had the pleasure of hearing, watching and dancing to live music. Before the swoon-worthy musician and head lining performer, Andy Grammer, came to the stage, other local bands hit the platform performing original songs and covers. To read an Andy Grammer interview about his journey and upcoming CD, by our fellow writer Click Here.

We hope you experienced all that Cal Poly Pomona’s 2014 Homecoming celebration had to offer. If not, ya’ll come back next year – ya hear!?