On May 9 around 4:30 p.m., students started to appear in the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library wearing ear buds and head phones. At 4:40 p.m., they simultaneously pushed the buttons on their iPods and began dancing to "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen.
John de Villier '14, who organized the Quiet Riot, says the event was a way to unwind at the end of the semester. "I just thought it would be nice to break up the end-of-semester black hole that is studying during reading period, and this seemed like a good way to do it. I wanted to do something that would be amusing to watch for the people who weren't participating, and a good release for the people who did participate. Humiliating yourself publicly is a great way to burn off stress," he said.