Fans both young and old gathered at the famous Quadrangle of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia for an evening of Rock’n’Roll on the 7th of February 2020 for “We Will Rock You”, organized by the UN Club and Interact Club in collaboration with the Rifle Shooters of S. Thomas’ College, which brought together many talents, both professional and amateur, in aid of rebuilding the age old shooting range.
It has definitely been some time since I last set foot inside my alma mater for a concert, and this being the first time a rock concert was held on the Quadrangle itself, I was quite proud upon seeing the turnout for that night, and equally excited to see what was in store. The night consisted of six performances with school-boy bands like “Mercury” and “Essentials”, soloists such as Shaun Z and Sanjeev Niles and the legendary “Stigmata” and “Wagon Park” ending what could only be called a spectacular event.
As it always is, Stigmata and Wagon Park brought a completely different atmosphere to the nights festivities, but the true heroes of the night were the school boys performing and for their age, the stage presence was jaw- dropping and an absolute spectacle to experience. These events create an outlet for bands that are just starting out (FYI: Stigmata started out in school, and look at them now!) and gives them a chance to not only experience different atmospheres, but also experiment with different music. Hats off to the organizers for breaking the boundaries with school concerts and starting off what I can only hope will be the first of many concerts to come!
I could go on about how amazing the night was, but why not let the audience speak for themselves?
Revd. Marc Billimoria (Warden – S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia)
“It’s the first of its kind and I’m very happy that we’ve been able to organize it. It’s nice to have an atmosphere like this on the quadrangle. It not only showcases the talents of the old boys but present boys as well so it gives them a platform and hopefully they’ll take off from here and one day be great in the entertainment industry”.