The Buzz is a relatively new annual party event at UC Davis campus, beginning around 2005. Featuring free entertainment, games, food, and fun, it's presented on the first Friday night of the academic year. It generally features live bands, such as indy-pop artists the Cataracs and rapper Shawn Chrystopher (2010), U-N-I (2009), Natural Roots (2009), Double Funk Crunch (2008), or Suburban Legends (2007). The free event also features inflatable games, performance competitions, carnival games, and information booths.
The Buzz is similar in concept to the now-defunct Turbulence, which had attempted to be an on-campus concert and game night aimed mostly at freshmen, although it's open to all UC Davis affiliates as well as community members. It began the same year that the Turbulence program had been canceled. The Buzz, however, is presented by ASUCD Entertainment Council, Campus Unions, Campus Recreation and Student Housing, and has been more successful with a turnout of more than 12,000 in 2009.
The 2011 Buzz will be held on Friday, September 23, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. on the East Quad and West Quad.
For more information and updates about the Buzz event, you can follow the The Buzz on facebook
- "Breakdancers battle at The Buzz", California Aggie, September 25, 2008
- YouTube video of 2007 Buzz
- AggieTV Video of the 2012 Buzz
- UC Davis Buzz Website
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2009-04-24 13:53:20 I've heard there will be a UCD Idol or some other talent show competition for this event. Anyone else heard anything? —MattSmidebush