by Yra Mae Camacho
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the UP Engineering Society hosted their annual kick-off party, Hysteria: Evolution, last September 23 at the Le Rêve Events Venue, Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City.
With this year’s theme, eight fabulous young ladies became living testaments to the timelessness of fashion. UP KEM’s Patricia Mae Baratilla embodied a pristine, proper, and powerful young lady during the early 1950’s with her white polo shirt. From that vintage symbolism of elite social class, Baratilla exhibited a more sensual and modern touch to the same clothing representing this generation’s more liberal style.
Apart from the glamour, the night was also filled with overflowing talent from the seven engineering bands that competed in the Acoustic Jammeng’g competition. UP KEM’s Hot Stuff won 2nd runner-up in the said competition. Shayne Rae Primavera (vocals), Errol Saluta (guitar), Hans Laurence Quan (bass), Beatriz Andrea Tan (saxophone), John Carlo Flores (percussions), and Alyssa Somido (keyboards) showed the evolution of music from the 60’s to this year’s hits with their soulful renditions of Frankie Valli’s Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On, Boyz II Men’s I’ll Make Love To You, Bruno Mars’s Gorilla, and Calvin Harris’ This Is What You Came For.