The seasonal concert held each semester at Quinnipiac usually ends up being one of two things: one, a night of screaming and excitement that keeps the campus buzzing for weeks, or two, an awkward, head-scratching experience that is usually followed by an early departure of students eager to head back to their dorm rooms.
We have definitely had our fair share of both ends of the spectrum here at Quinnipiac. Last spring, the Student Programming Board announced that Ludacris and Hellogoodbye would be performing at the TD Bank Center. Overall the performance was energetic and entertaining. After all, who could really complain after witnessing the horrific and traumatizing display that was T-Pain during the spring concert of 2008.
For those of you who missed the catastrophe, consider yourselves extremely lucky. I can’t even begin to explain to you the things that were seen that night in the Recreation Center. Young girls were screaming, not in excitement, but in fear of what this unsound man would do next. “Grillz” were flashing, beer bellies were being rubbed and “Pimp Cups” fully dressed in diamonds were raised as he asked time in time again who was coming back to his hotel room with him. Finally, to top off the night, T-Pain was asked to leave by security. I think I can speak for the entire Quinnipiac Community when I ask SPB to please never, ever put us through that again.
However, the tables seem to finally be turning on our school’s bad luck streak regarding concerts – case in point: Third Eye Blind. SPB recently made its announcement that Third Eye Blind will be performing up at the TD Bank Center on Oct. 10. I think I speak for the entire student body when I say, “It’s about time!” Our luck is finally changing QU, as we are finally being blessed with the opportunity to see an unforgettable concert on our own campus that won’t leave us bored to tears or running away in tears.
It’s fair to say that with a campus of nearly 5,700 undergrads, it seems almost impossible to select and actually acquire a performer that will satisfy everyone. However, Third Eye Blind may just be the exception to that rule.
The only comments I’ve heard about the event thus far is how excited people are or what section their seats are in. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve walked down Bobcat Way and heard the songs “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Jumper” or “Losing a Whole Year” blaring out of students windows. The time has finally come QU. We’ve had our fair share of awful performances and now we’re finally getting what we deserve; a concert that promises to be absolutely phenomenal.