Bullstock 2014 (I love my job)

When people tell you to get involved in college, they are absolutely telling you the truth.  It's probably in the top five of most important pieces of advice anyone can give you.  Joining the Activities Committee was literally the first thing I did during my first semester, and it was one of my best decisions.  Not only have I met great people (who will sadly all graduate before me), but it's also allowed me to be a part of the great events on campus--like Bullstock, which was basically Christmas.

Unless you happen to go to my college (go bulls!) you probably have no clue as to what Bullstock is.

So here's a quick run-down.

Towards the end of the semester, the Center for Student Involvement puts on an event everyday for USF Week.  Free stuff, free food, games, and a good distraction from finals. 

Rocky, Capital One Mascot of the Year, was almost as excited about Bullstock as I was. 

The entire week leads up to Bullstock, a concert that is free to attend and always has some pretty great bands.

Since I volunteer for CSI (I start officially working for them this summer--yay!), I was able to work Bullstock.

We set up barricades, helped work merch tables, interacted with students, and tried not to die from heat exhaustion.  Oh yeah--and we got to meet the bands. No big deal.

The bands this year: Karmin, The Neighbourhood, and Panic! at the Disco.

Let me tell you, I have been unreasonably excited for Bullstock since the moment the announcement was made and Brendon Urie's face (the singer from Panic!) was plastered across the screen they played the promo on.

I made a post about the event earlier with an outfit inspired by Amy from Karmin, but I didn't have any other blog worthy pictures on my phone to make a full recap post.

But now I do!

They finally posted pictures from the event, and believe me, I plastered them across all social networking within minutes.

Karmin--Amy is like a life-sized Barbie, and her and Nick are adorable together. They even match! They're already engaged, hurry up and get married! They were the sweetest people I have ever met. Plus they were excited about our not-so-goofy, goofy picture request. 

Panic! at the Disco--These were the people that I wanted to meet. I absolutely love them, and I would be completely lying if I said I was calm and rational while having a completely normal, everyday conversation with their manager prior to taking this picture.  (Of course I acted professional, but on the inside there was a lot of dancing and jumping going on).

Brendon Urie's voice is amazing and he can do backflips, while singing, which is always impressive (he's the one on the left, next to me). Some people also took selfies with them, and let me tell you, the guys' faces are priceless and I am kicking myself for not thinking of it myself.  Struggles of being the first group to meet them.

We watched Karmin's set from the front of the barricades.  I'm pretty sure the little flat area's purpose was just to keep the barricades standing, but they made convenient seats.  (I promise they were just talking during this, that's why we look so unenthused).

On a side-note, this is Raquel Cabrera. She's actually a student at USF and sings in her own band.  She's incredibly talented and they won the Battle of the Bands, so they were able to open for Karmin. You can check out her band here! I promise they're good!

And finally, my incredible team.  They've all truly made such a positive impact on my first year at USF and I can't wait to work alongside them next year in the office.  

On my Instagram you can also see my priceless video of Panic! covering AC/DC and my picture with them. Can you tell I love them? Okay, just making sure.

I'm really excited to be sharing this post with all of you! It's a little more personal than usual, and gives you a look into my life a little.  I'd love to get to know you all, too!

xo Marina

**all USF Week photos are from the USF Campus Activities Board Facebook page


  1. This is so cool! I didn't realize you go to USF. My bestie lives in Tampa!! :) Glad oyu had fun!!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  2. Awesome post! Your blog (or rather, Twitter account) was suggested to me by Twitter, so I checked it out. That's so awesome that you go to USF (I do too!). I just graduated with my Bachelor's, but I'm staying for my Master's. :D

  3. Thanks! That's awesome that my Twitter is actually suggested to people (because it's a little sad looking, lol). I love USF! I actually miss it a little while I'm home for summer.