UP Centennial Celebration, UP Pep Squad Blunder
The expectations were high. Why wouldn’t it? It’s our Alma Mater’s Centennial Celebration! And up next was the UAAP Cheering Competition “Hall of Famer”…tan…tah…ra…daaaaan…
We, the UP Pep Squad, disappointed our beloved supporters and fellow Upians with our messed up routine. Why, oh, why – of all the occasions that we could commit a blooper, we chose that historical day?!
January 8, 2008 will be forever etched in my mind. Students and well-known Alumni of the University of the Philippines were there bearing witness to the routine that we have successfully destroyed. Let’s not forget that the whole UP community was there to commemorate the school’s One Hundred Years of “Excellence”, “Service” and “Leadership”. So much for excellence huh!
That one fatal mistake cost us our reputation. We will be forever stored in Youtube‘s database and there is nothing we can do to delete the videos. Hopefully, nobody noticed. It’s a good thing we are veterans in these kinds of situations. After she slipped down from the top of the pyramid and landed on the arms of two male cheerleaders, (thankfully unscathed) all three decided not to move. Hence, the mistake was somewhat unnoticeable.
I admit the performance was not up to par. The UP Pep Squad has been known to be the formidable rival…a fierce competitor…a winner. “Wala lang siguro trophy na kailangan mapanalunan, kaya hindi kami nagpractice ng husto”:)