Spring Concert 2013

Nadine Northway

Spring Weekend finally arrived and SCOPE brought some new entertainment to the University of New Haven for 2013. On Friday, May 3, OnCue, Hot Chelle Rae, and Meek Mill came to the Charger Gymnasium to perform at the annual Spring Concert. The DJ booths on stage really got people’s attention, and when the artists came out to play, the light show was fantastic.

Meek Mill performed for UNH’s Spring Weekend. (Photo by Meghan Makowski)

First up was OnCue, a rapper from Connecticut. He came on stage with great energy and got the crowd excited for the show. He debuted some new material he had been keeping from his fan base and really gave it his all. The crowd’s favorite song was “Cereal,” which talked about living in poverty and only having money for cereal to eat.

Hot Chelle Rae, a pop rock band from Nashville, Tenn., came out with a bang and got people moving. It was a good break from the rapping atmosphere that the Spring Concert was centered on this year. They brought a different audience with them and mixed up the crowd. They sang some of their biggest hits, “Tonight, Tonight” and “I Like It Like That.”

When Meek Mill, a hip hop artist from Philadelphia came on, the crowd went wild. Decked out in his chains, he got everyone jumping, dancing and singing along. He sang a few of his hit songs like “Amen,” “I’m a Boss” and “House Party,” and then decided to have his DJs work the crowd as he did his own renditions of a few other popular songs like “Good Kush and Alcohol” by Lil Wayne and “Bugatti” by Ace Hood ft. Future and Rick Ross.

Genuinely pleased by the energy from our school, he kept showing a smile and having fans recite the words to songs.

Each artist performed for different amounts of time. Headliner Meek Mill performed for only half an hour while Hot Chelle Rae and OnCue spent more time on stage. Although students were disappointed with the short length of the concert, they were still captivated by the performances and by each artist.

Overall, the Spring Concert was a huge success and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Cannot wait to see what UNH and SCOPE have planned for next year’s Spring Weekend.