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The goal of cultural events is bringing people with different backgrounds together. Cultural events can be very inspiring, life changing, fun, and educational. Cultural events can have a big impact on people in than they might realize. Events that get people out of their comfort zone might be uncomfortable at first but it also can be very moving. I am sure that many people are blind to the facts of trying something new but in reality trying new things can be quite interesting. You can get educated on subjects that you might not are open to. It will enable you to look past your own individual instances and go beyond the limit into different experiences and perspectives. I have always been open to people with different personalities and life morals. While I have been at college I have been introduced to a lot of unique people. There is such a large mixture of cultures here on campus. After being here for 10 weeks I decided to attend and event with my friends that we thought would be very exciting. On November 29, 2012 we went to the Drag show that was hosted by the Saluki Rainbow Network. Personally, I support the gay movement and I have no hostility toward homosexuals. I must say that this was a very exciting/ learning experience and I am very happy that I attended. When I walked in the intense decorations and the crowded ballroom surprised me. All types of people from different areas that were there to see the show surrounded me. There were people there from all types of racial and sexual backgrounds. The environment was not just strictly for homosexuals but instead they warmly welcomed everyone. It was an overall good time and I would love to attend the show again just for the outstanding entertainment. I never thought I would attend an event like that but I must say I had a great time.
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