It was Halloween night, and Harry Potter fans all met in the new student lounge for some Wizard Rock. The event put on by the Harry Potter Club included music inspired by the Harry Potter saga and a showing of the movie “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”
The entertainment was provided by Matt Maggiacomo, a member of the band “The Whomping Willows,” and Justin Michaelman who is a member of the band “Finch Fletchley and Sugar Quills.” Both men are from Rhode Island and involved in the Harry Potter Alliance, a charity that helps with refugees. They travel to promote the alliance and perform their music.
The event brought in a lot of people from various areas including Canada. Donna Hunts traveled from Post Falls Idaho with her children, who gave up trick-or-treating to attend the show. “This is our second time seeing these guys perform,” she said
Michelle Schultz, adviser of the Harry Potter Club, said, “I was very excited to see them again.” According to Schultz, this is the third time that they have come to EWU and performed. “There have been a lot of people coming and going. I think we’ve had at least 45 people stop by,” she said.
Chan Linn, an attendee from Spokane, said, “This is my first time seeing them perform. I love the Harry Potter books.” She also said that she did not know about the Harry Potter Alliance, and she was impressed by it.
Nick Kuhlmann, a member of the Harry Potter Club, said it was his third time seeing the show and that it was “ridiculously awesome.” Another member, Robert, who was dressed as Mad Eye Moody, said it was his first time attending and that he really enjoyed the music. Both said that they would be attending the movie.
The event was a hit and most attended the movie at the end of the night. For Harry Potter fans near and far, it was the only way to spend Halloween.