3OH!3, Jay Sean to Perform at Spring Weekend

Glenn Altshuler

Excitement could be felt across campus this past Thursday as students anticipated the release of the bands for Spring Concert. After months of questioning who would be performing, the acts would finally be announced.

After working through a dozen names, the Spring Concert lineup was finally set: Travie McCoy, Jay Sean and 3OH!3.

The day started with a photo booth in the Bartel’s Programming Space, giving students the opportunity to photograph their excitement with their friends. Each photo strip then advertised the Spring Concert Release Party taking place that evening.

At 9 pm over one hundred students filed into the Alumni Lounge to attend the party. Upon entering, each student was given two tickets and pointed toward a table filled with boxes.

Each box had the name and picture of a prospective act and at the end of the presentation a prize would be given to a ticket picked from each performing act’s box. There was also a freezer filled with ice cream for those with a sweet tooth.

After everyone had made their selections, the presentation began. The two SCOPE Co-Chairs, Lindsay Lynch and Glenn Altshuler, welcomed everyone and presented the possible acts.

The show included pictures and music of the artists and was met by mixed response from the audience. Some acts, such as Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift, were met with roars of applause while others, like Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers, were met with shouts and boos that shook the room. After working through a dozen names, the concert was finally set: Travie McCoy, Jay Sean and 3OH!3.

As people started to get up or pull their tickets for the give-away, the co-chairs gave a hearty shout of “April Fools!” and announced that they had one more act. With a quick Taylor Swift fake-out to complete the gag, Cobra Starship was finally announced as the last act.

As the prizes were called, four students went home with CD’s and iTunes gift cards, and many more with extra ice cream bars.

As they left, students were encouraged to volunteer to help at the concert. This year, all students who volunteer will be entered into a special give-away as an added incentive.

Volunteer forms can be picked up at SCOPE, on the top floor of Bartels, anytime this month.