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Date: May 31

Location: On campus at Columbia University, NYC

Best Reunion Highlight: 30th Anniversary Ghostbuster in Full Costume, Sweet!


I know, I know we say it every year, but really, this year was off the hook at Columbia! We’ve just had the best time playing for the alumni over the years. This year was a celebration of class years ending in four and nine, which made it the 30th anniversary of arguably the best movie ever shot on campus, Ghostbusters (I’m not sure what other movies have been shot on campus though).

We got some great pics sent to us from Scott Rudd, an amazing photographer and musician who was on the scene to capture the event. We just thought we’d share them with all of you…

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Choosing songs by graduation year is fun!


A high note!

A high note!


From "backstage". photo by Scott Rudd

From “backstage”.


Gettin' down!

Gettin’ down!


The dancing never stops.

The dancing never stops.


A view from the top.

A view from the top.

all photos above courtesy of Scott Rudd


We also got to hang with as close to a real Ghostbuster as possible. I’m not sure he was sanctioned by the University, and he may have been run off campus shortly after this shot was taken, but we had a great time anyway!


Just had to get a shot with this guy!


Thanks again Columbia! Looking forward to the next time…




Date: June 2nd

Location: Columbia University, New York, NY

Honorees: Class years ending in 2 and 7

Dancing: All Night!!

Nite-Time has been playing for the Columbia College Alumni Reunion Weekend’s Starlight Recption for the last 10 years, and each year it gets more and more off the hook. I think we may be building a reputation for rocking the house, or the tent, as it were. 2012 was no exception. The tent outside Low Library in the plaza of the iconic Columbia University campus was so packed that dancers had to find space outside, behind and on the stairs above it!

Every year the Alumni Association honors classes in five year increments going backwards from the current year, so this year there were Alumni as recent as class of 2007 and as far back as class of 1942 in attendance for reunion weekend.

It makes for a fun night at the Starlight Reception, because we get to jump into our musical time machine and bop around from decade to decade. Yves gets really into calling out class years and the partygoers love it when they hear their graduating class called out! They know by now that it means the next tune is for them. From big band to hip-hop, disco to classic rock we hit on everything. I can’t tell you how fun it is for us as a band to stretch like that.

This year, music from the ’80s was a big hit with all the classes and I had one particularly fun sing along moment with a couple from the class of 2007 to Hot n Cold by Katy Perry. The urge to dance was felt by all and the fact that we played until 1:30am didn’t slow anyone down!

We were compelled to play an encore by chants of “one more song” from the crowd of what seemed like record numbers (again!).

This is always a fun night, if you happen to be a Alum of Columbia and have ignored the invite to Reunion Weekend in the past, you should definitely RSVP “YES!” to the next one. The Starlight Reception is a night to remember year after year and there are countless other activities scheduled for the rest of the weekend, from lectures to wine tastings to BBQ’s and kids activities.

We can’t wait to see you all again next year!