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Some of the Daily's best photos from VEISHEA 2011.
Samantha Johnson, senior in technical communication, sings "Last Name," by Carrie Underwood, in the Great Hall in the Memorial Union on Wednesday. Johnson won the crowd over and won first place at Cyclone Idol.
Members of Gloriana, Cheyenne Kimball, Tom Gossin and Rachel Reinert sing onstage in the Molecular Biology Parking Lot during VEISHEA on Saturday, April 16.
Amy Sedaris teaches Steve Sullivan to make Candle Stick Salad from her new book: "Crafts for Poor People" during her lecture on Monday, April 11 in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Steve says he loves its ingredients but it looks so beautiful that he just want to keep it there and not eat it.
A few ISU students wait in the rain for Live @ VEISHEA at the parking lot behind the Molecular Biology Building on Friday, April 15. Live @ VEISHEA was canceled around 9 p.m. due to the weather.
Friends and family brave the cold rain to stand in line for the pancake feed on Friday, April 15 on Central Campus. Students, faculty and anyone brave enough to stay up late were treated to homemade pancakes and sausages.
Serena Cross, 10; Montana Allen, 5; and David Allen, 6, of Ames, grab candies during the VEISHEA Parade on Saturday, April 16, in front of the Memorial Union.
Members of ISU GROOVE stop and perform for the crowd during the VEISHEA Parade on Saturday, April 16, in front of the Memorial Union.
Jeff Klatt, chainsaw sculpture artist, uses a chainsaw to carve out Cy's head on a block of wood Saturday, April 16 at the south Campanile lawn.
Kyle Van Drie, freshman in aerospace engineering, takes part in the Wet Paint Contest on Thursday on Central Campus. The event was put on by the VEISHEA Special Events Committee, and had about 40 participants.
Joseph Thien, senior in elementary education, lets Duke, a great dane, licks cream off his face, at the Students Helping Rescue Animals booth, Saturday, April 16, on Central Campus.
Mihir Awatramani, graduate in electrical and computer engineering, explains to Anne Taylor, owner of Dogtown University, what was in the Paapdi Chat that the Indian Students' Association was serving during the International Food Fair on Saturday, April 16 in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
Magician Stevie Starr performs a trick with fire Friday, April 15 in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.
Breakdancer makes his entrance during the 10:30 p.m. show on Saturday, April 16 in the Great Hall of Memorial Union. 61Syx Teknique took time to focus on the individuals and what they each bring to the group as a whole.
Illusionist Joel Meyers goofs off on stage next to a student he picked from the crowd at random in the Great Hall of Memorial Union on Saturday, April 16. The two are posed in "kung fu" stances.
Tyler Mootz rocks the song "Quiet" as he played the piano and sang. VEISHEA Cyclone Idol was held April 6 in the Maintenance Shop at the Memorial Union.
Dressed in a wig and sweatpants, Jordan Tuerler, senior in journalism and mass communication, puts on a performance for the audience of VEISHEA Says I'm Funny. Tuerler left the event with the first place trophy.
Josh Mellman, guitarist and vocalist for Simply Because, helps Benjamin Lau, guitarist, tune his guitar before the band's set at VEISHEA Battle of the Bands on April 14 at the M-Shop. Simply Because placed second in the competition, following Bombardier.
Guitarist Justan Spaid gives the audience a chance to bring out Android's Dungeon fans during their final song in the 2011 VEISHEA Battle of the Bands competition held Thursday at the M-Shop in the Memorial Union.
Anthony Maly, entertainment committee for VEISHEA, takes down a sign after it was decided that Live @ VEISHEA was canceled due to the terrible weather Friday, April 15 at Molecular Biology parking lot.
Deluka's lead singer Ellie Innocenti rocks out during their set at Live @ Veishea, which also included The River Monks and The Downtown Fiction on Saturday in the Molecular Biology parking lot.
Eric Jones, drummer of the band The Downtown Fiction plays during Live @ VEISHEA on Saturday, April 16 in the Molecular Biology Building parking lot. The Downtown Fiction is a pop/rock band from Fairfax, Virginia.
The crowd cheers for Neon Trees as they come on stage for the Live @ VEISHEA concerts on Saturday, April 16 in the Molecular Biology parking lot.
Tyler Glenn, lead singer of Neon Trees, performs during the Live @ VEISHEA concerts Saturday in the Molecular Biology parking lot. Neon Trees is an alternative/pop band from Provo, Utah.
Donald Glover performs stand-up on Saturday, April 16 in Stephens Auditorium. Ames was the first stop on his IAMDONALD tour.
Cicely Shaw, sophomore in pre-journalism and mass communication, recites a poem during the Harambee on Friday, April 15 in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. The event is hosted by the Black Student Association.
Jonathan Burns twirls a pair of underwear over his head while squeezing through a toilet seat for his grand finale during the Show Off Show on Friday, April 15 in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.
Jerico Shape competes during the 3-point shoot tournament on Wednesday, April 13 at Lied Recreation Athletic Center as part of the VEISHEA tournaments.
Katie Ruff, senior in culinary science, Brianna Tegeler, sophomore in electrical engineering, and Austin Ruff, sophomore in journalism and mass communication enjoy food at the International Food Fair on Saturday, April 16.